This may sound cliche, but I love this song the most because not only does it speak to me but because it is just so good it showcases her talent and the beat just knocks!
Favorite track: Renegades.
Solid all the way through, nice variation across the album. Renegade an awesome track. Not sure why I couldn't get into the last album, but this one was drawn in right away.
Favorite track: The Louvre.
DAWN (aka Dawn Richard) is one of music’s most distinctive voices and songwriters, developing her own unique style via a tirelessly independent route.
DAWN’s last album Blackheart was FACT’s #1 album of the year, and was in Best Album of 2015 charts by Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Vogue, LA Times, Spin, Elle, Noisey and The Guardian, who called it “the most ambitious and revelatory album of 2015”.
Her first single of 2016, ‘Not Above That’ has sold over 2,000 units and 1,000,000 streams across Spotify and SoundCloud, and DAWN followed it with a series of show-stealing shows at SXSW (at the Pitchfork, Spin, FACT and Hype Hotel showcases). She also collaborated with Kingdom on the Infra-Red EP, released through Fade to Mind.
In April 2016 DAWN became the first ever artist to perform live in 360 degrees on YouTube, as part of YouTube’s collaboration series with The Verge. She also partnered with Wired for the release of a virtual reality version of ‘Not Above That’, and recently curated her own Boiler Room in London, performing from a specially-build LED pyramid. With future collaborations in the VR world due for release, she looks set to continue breaking down barriers of music, performance and technology.
Her new solo album REDEMPTION strikes the perfect balance between future-facing electronic music (with production from Machinedrum, Noisecastle III, DAWN herself and more) and the music of DAWN’s New Orleans upbringing, bound together by an untouchable approach to song- writing and flawless vocal range. The final part in a trilogy that started with GoldenHeart and continued with Blackheart, it represents her most focused, complete album yet.
released November 18, 2016
• All songs written by Dawn Richard
• All songs produced by Machinedrum and Dawn Richard except track 2 produced by Machinedrum & Noisecastle III, 3 & 5 produced by Noisecastle III, 6 & 15 produced by Dawn Richard & Derek Bergheimer, 11 produced by Kaveh Rastegar, 10 produced by PJ Morton & Dawn Richard
• All tracks mixed by Derek Bergheimer
• Cover photo by Rob Daly
• Cover design by Our Place Studio
Remembrance - wow... each part. Utterly, utterly perfect. Inspiring drums...
Strings Of Light pulls you in from the start, letting you know you're in for a great trip.
Joint 17 is another great track, smooth and funky and exploring around the edges of the groove.
Black Focus is a great opener and Yo Chavez is really nice.
Lowrider... mmm, the theme is bit retro for me, which is fitting - and brilliant playing, of course.
Favourite track: Remembrance Peter Jones
I love the layered, hammering power of this. It's industrial in a sense, but it's also incredibly beautiful; almost fragile.
The percussive nature of the record dominates, but doesn't overwhelm. The rhythms and repetitions almost become melody; the self-made samples and fragments undulate and surprise.
Jlin a master, She is reimagining what hip-hop and electronic music can be. Michael Mueller