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19.04.2021 | 11:38

DAWN RICHARD teilt mit „Mornin | Streetlights“ neue Single!
„Second Line: An Electro Revival“ ab 30. April 2021 bei Merge Records

Knapp zwei Wochen vor dem Release ihres mit Spannung erwarteten ersten Albums für das Indie-Label Merge Records, teilt DAWN RICHARD (ausgesprochen “ree-shard”) mit „Mornin | Streetlights“ eine weitere fulminante Single aus „Second Line: An Electro Revival“. Einem „groovy, sinnlichen und euphorischen” Album, das ihre Liebe zur Musik reflektiert. Zuvor erschien bereits die New Orleans-Hymne „Bussifame“, die von der New York Times bis zu MTV (“a space-funk celebration”) gefeiert wurde, sowie die Dancehall-Nummer „Jacuzzi“, die mit einem spektakulären Video aufwartete.

In dem Track ist DAWNs Mutter zu hören, wie sie über die einzige große Liebe ihres Lebens, DAWNs Vater, spricht. Die traditionell gehaltene Live-Instrumentierung spiegelt laut Künstlerin die „ganzheitliche Liebe, die meine Eltern ein Leben lang hatten” wieder.

DAWN RICHARD über den Track: „‘Mornin | Streetlights’ shows the parallel of my love life with music. Structure and rules don’t exist in this type of love, so it was important for me to not only approach this song with a nontraditional structure and length, but also push the design of a what love song should sound like. ‘Mornin’ embodies tradition and soul, and ‘Streetlights’ represents the future. I felt like the songs couldn’t be separate and needed to be together, so I created it as one song; the past and future can exist together within one record.“
DAWN RICHARD teilt mit „Mornin | Streetlights“ neue Single!<br />„Second Line: An Electro Revival“ ab 30. April 2021 bei Merge Records

„Second Line“ is an unapologetic genre bender that pushes boundaries, expands possibilities, and shatters expectations. It’s more than just an album: „Second Line“ is a cohesive sensory experience that questions traditional ideas of sound, production, and visual aesthetics as they relate to music. Its interlocking parts tell an epic story about the quest for artistic expression, with DAWN describing her project as “a movement to bring pioneering Black women in electronic music to the forefront.”

The story of „Second Line“ centers on DAWN’s persona King Creole, assassin of stereotypes, a Black girl from the South at a crossroads in her artistic career. To move forward, she decides to look back, but where previous album New Breed took influence from her father, „Second Line“ is illuminated by DAWN’s mother.

Why “revival”? Because „Second Line“ embodies the heritage of soul music and the roots of New Orleans, all surrounded by the influences of electronic futurism. “The definition of a second line in New Orleans is a celebration of someone’s homecoming,” says DAWN. “In death and in life, we celebrate the impact of a person’s legacy through dance and music. I’m celebrating the death of old views in the industry. The death of boxes and limits. I’m celebrating the homecoming of the Future. The homecoming to the new wave of artists. The emergence of all the King Creoles to come. This is our revival.”

DAWN RICHARD is bold, confident, purposeful, and a King throughout „Second Line“. Are you ready to dance? Are you ready for the revival? Are you ready for Dawn Richard?

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