New Music Premiere: Dawn Richard – ‘Change’

Change

Dawn Richard calls for “Change” with the first offering from her EP Armor On, the prequel to the GoldenHeart trilogy, due in late March. The three-minute interlude serves as an introduction to the sound of Heart music.

“The sound is aggressive, militant, but soulful,” the former Dirty Money member tells Rap-Up.com. “I wanted to add a New Orleans base in times of the second line, in celebration of our culture. Druski, the key producer of the EP, married the influences to tell the story of GoldenHeart.”

Dawn sings about a love that hasn’t changed despite personal mishaps. “I used this metaphor to inspire the [Hearts] and tell them that we are imperfect but still worth loving,” she explains. “I didn’t want to do a corny idea of love. I wanted it to have a strength to it and not be cliché. I want to push the Hearts to hear R&B in a different way.”

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31 Comments

  1. wonderLand19

    WOW Amazing, so proud of Dawn. I wish in 2012 she gets a record deal and that they support her hard. This is album quality, thanks Rap up for supporting her :D

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    Will Reply:

    @wonderLand19, I thought she was signed to Bad Boy what u mean u hope she gets a record deal, she already does.

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    pinkfridayhoe Reply:

    @wonderLand19, when shes with dirty money she’s signed to badboy/interscope but as a solo act she is signed to interscope and her album comes out march something so i guess she going into heavy promo i like the song i like all her songs tbh

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    BadBoy Reply:

    @pinkfridayhoe, She is with Bad Boy, her and Kalenna. their the only females on that label along with Cassie. their listed as “current” artist under Bad Boy.

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    cree Reply:

    @pinkfridayhoe, i think Dawn is independent on her own label right now and is looking for a major label to back her. I know she had a meeting with columbia records a while ago. She’s being very secretive about the business side of this project. And this isn’t the album, it’s an EP to prepare us for the real album.

    This song amazing. In my opinion it’s her BEST to date. And i love most of her catalog

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    wonderLand19 Reply:

    @cree, Yeah, thats wht i thought cause there was a vid some time ago where she joked to wanting a record deal for christmas. Also, when Diddy did his big BadBoy comeback on 106 and park only Cassie/MGK and FM were there. No mention of Dawn.
    Iam glad its a EP not a Album cause its too soon. When she debuts her album, i want it to smash. These EP’s could build buzz.

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    DR Reply:

    @pinkfridayhoe, She isnt signed. The dirty money deal was only for the one album.

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  2. MusiqLover

    damn. i love dawn’s solo career.

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  3. @En_Phatuationz

    I LOVE IT!!!.. I THINK HER ALBUM IS GOING TO BE FIRE!!! #GOLDENHEART

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  4. @Brass_knucklez

    I really really really like dawn but her music is boring as hell. I feel like shes holding back. I don’t know what it is. Shes losing me.

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    Replay Reply:

    @@Brass_knucklez, u fucking idiot this is RNB and I fucking shit on your gay music taste…

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    Ouch! Reply:

    @Replay, Wow, way to be mature…
    @Brass_knucklez, I want you to know that Dawn’s fans are not all like this moron up here… By the way, I’m a fan and I love her music, but I understand where you’re comin from, this is a whole other take on R&B and not everybody’s going to like it…

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    @Brass_knucklez Reply:

    @Replay, 0_0 Lmaoooooo Sooooo ur mad huh????? Did I just ruin your day??? Look just because your simple ass is easily impressed doesn’t mean everyone else will be. Im a Dawn fan but the song, just like your life, is basic as fuck and nothing spectacular at all. : ) Stay mad, it really helps her career <<< (sarcasm).

    @Replay, Yeah I get where shes trying to go with her take on R&B but I don't think shes pushing the envelope enough for it to be interesting and relevant among so many other artists, signed or unsigned, who are making huge statements with there music right now. After listening to her thoughts about life, love and everything in between I just feel she has a lot more to offer than this.

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  5. tera

    Yes. My ears have heard the most beautiful sound…

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  6. A.T.

    Шикарно,просто супер!
    Очень понравилась песня, даже более чем понравилась.
    Здорово!

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  7. Sean

    From what I kno she’s only signed to Bad Boy when she’s in the group Dirty Money. She doesn’t have a major label solo deal, so this album is gonna be an independent label project. Look at the iTunes credits for December Sky, no Bad Boy, that’s when I realized she was indie.

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  8. Kay

    I love this. She has more INSIDE OF HER THAT NEEDS TO COME OUT. BRING IT DAWN!!!!!

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  9. :)

    Love it dawn!! very nice! :)

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  10. Songstress

    Yes this is well done Dawn…you never disappoint !!!!

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  11. Shocked

    She is and ‘ARTIST’. There is always a concept, idea and intent behind every word, every beat and everything she does. Its not yet perfected but I love that she is smart enough to have seen this connection is one that will bring out the best in her. I have so much respect for her. and. DRU!! That boy!!!

    This musical marriage is impeccable I pray this becomes a launch pad for the two of you to go on to do things only God could have ordained.

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  12. Wow!

    THIS GIRL IS DEFINITELY A TALENTED ARTIST. I’M GLAD SHE’S SHOWCASING HOW GOOD SHE REALLY IS. I KNOW WHEN HER ALBUM COMES SHE’S GOING TO BRING THE HEAT. AND I HOPE SHE HOOKS UP WITH A GOOD LABEL. THAT WILL PROMOTE HER RIGHT, AND SHOW ALL OF HER SKILLS.

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  13. hill

    epic u go girl

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  14. hmmmm...

    I really… LIKE IT! I’m a #heart through and through, but I’ll admit, Dawn’s been guilty of a few misses. That’s just being honest. BUT — I LOOOOVE this song! I think she’d make MAGIC with Stacy Barthe.

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  15. Ftab

    Song is off the chain. I would love to hear Dawn and Robyn do a track together it would be epic.

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  16. Jay

    Dawn is really making some amazing music! I really like this! I’m impressed. :)

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  17. whitechocolate

    have always been a dawn fan but i’m not a fan of this song. she needs to write with a really great co-writer because she has a great voice.

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  18. nicegirl

    Great song. Love her style.

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  19. mr. IUVERYZ

    good song

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  20. antoinette

    She is driving in her own lane. you go girl!!! Love the song. Thanks for something new and refreshing. Especially when the music industry is all about the trend. Thanks for not buying into it.

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  21. HONEST!

    LOVE IT! :)

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  22. music4life

    Thank you Dawn!

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