With just under a week to go until the release of her debut solo album ‘GoldenHeart,’ former Danity Kane and Diddy Dirty Money member Dawn Richard has unveiled snippets of all the tracks on the album.
‘GoldenHeart’ is the first in a trilogy of album to be released by Richard. It includes the singles ‘Pretty Wicked Things’ and ”86,’ the video for which will premiere on the same day as the album’s release on January 15.
“The last six years have been a battle for people to understand and conform me into what they really want me to be and I’ve kind of had to protect that throughout this whole journey. It’s kind of the story of me protecting this Goldenheart, which really kind of symbolizes my own heart and my passion for this music thing and really who I am.”
Listen to the snippets below. You can pre-order GoldenHeart on iTunes now.
We can’t wait!
Dawn Richard releases her first official single from her forthcoming debut solo album ‘Goldenheart’.
Produced by long time collaborator Druski, ”86′ is an 80′s inspired synth track, which continues the story set in her EP ‘Armor On’.
Speaking to Interview Magazine, Richard said of the track:
“For ”86,’ my producer Drew and I really went back to the basics. I also grew up listening to Prince, Genesis, Cyndi [Lauper], Peter Gabriel, and Phil Collins, which you hear a lot of in ’86.’ Their sound resonated in my life and my childhood, so, it’s really in a sense the beginning of my story.”
“’86’ is really the most naked single I’ve ever had. ’86’ is actually a slang term—it means to get rid of something. For me, I’ve put up so many walls that I forgot if I was going to do this, that I can’t play the victim, I have to play the survivor. The song’s about ridding yourself of all those barriers so that you can be free and fight for love. That’s what everything I do now is about. The fight for love—what I love, and that’s the music.”
’86′ is available on iTunes now. Her album ‘Goldenheart’ will be released on October 16.
What do you think of the track?
Following the release of her iTunes Number 1 EP ‘Armor On’ back in March, Dawn Richard is pushing on with the release of her debut solo album ‘Goldenheart’ – the first in a trilogy of albums.
As an introduction to the sound we can expect from her album, the former Danity Kane & Dirty Money member has premiered a new track entitled ‘Pretty Wicked Things’ produced by ‘Armor On’ collaborator Druski.
Speaking to Rap-Up, Richard said of the song:
“It’s the story of the beautiful things in life that get ruined by the wicked,”
She also explained more about her ‘Goldenheart’ album:
“Goldenheart is the fusing of new sounds with R&B/soul. We are introducing the setup to Goldenheart with the release of ‘Pretty Wicked Things.’ This isn’t a single. It’s a setup. We have a lot of surprises for the hearts. Grow with us.”
Have a listen to ‘Pretty Wicked Things’ below.
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