New Music: Dawn Richard – ‘NLX’

Dawn Richard

Hot on the heels of her critically-acclaimed debut Goldenheart, Dawn Richard liberates “NLX,” the remix to “Northern Lights.” The all-new production, helmed by D’Mile, appears as a bonus cut on the deluxe edition of the album, available exclusively at FYE.

Unlike the upbeat original, the new version features a subdued beat, with Dawn singing about chasing love, whether it’s wrong or right.

Without backing from a major label, the independent release still managed to debut at No. 10 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and No. 2 on the Heatseekers chart.

[Billboard]

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34 Comments

  1. Chima omereji

    More power 2 U Dawn…..!!…U’ll definitely breakthrough

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  2. Yuperz

    So happy for her!

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  3. JustCoastWitHa

    She’s an amazing R&B artist that deserves more notoriety mannnnn

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  4. Angela

    I love this! Dawn is INDEPENDENT! No label… I respect her hustle… doing this whole thing by her damn self & the help of her team…. that must be respected and applauded!

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    Diferente Mas Igual Reply:

    @Angela, I completely agree with you!!

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  5. Diferente Mas Igual

    She deserves success, and she’s finding it! Keep going Dawn! I can’t wait to see what the future has for her!

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  6. Minajgurl

    This is amazin

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  7. Diferente Mas Igual

    And this remix is interesting, really different from the original version! I like it!

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  8. YouWillDeal

    I feel bad that she flopped

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    Rebecca Reply:

    @YouWillDeal, u feel bad for what babe she is cashing out!!! Top ten with no label so radio and no tv. She is doing better than all label artist!

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  9. Iheartu

    I cant believe this album flopped. are y’all buying it! Hearts we got to do more, lets support this greatness!!

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    Rebecca Reply:

    @Iheartu, babe you mus haven’t read the top. She charted all over billboard with no promotion at all. That’s insane ! She has made success

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  10. TrueHeart

    What tf makes ppl think this album flopped??? Read the blog post! Read her tweets.. A flop this is not! The hearts showed up and showed out! Trust.

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  11. Minajgurl

    This album didn’t flip at all this is a success!!! It’s so sad what we’ve come to say and have no clue what we are saying! Dawn this is awesome!

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  12. Rebecca

    I love her this record is awesome !!!dawn this is a huge success #2 on heatseakers chart on billiard ! No label. What!!!! Incredible

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  13. West coast lovaa

    Dawn is one o the bet new artist. She is changing music. Critics are in love with her. The same critics that prided frank ocean. Are praising her. They are calling her album. Album I the year already

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  14. ray

    fabulous Dawn im so proud of you!!! we did it hearts!!

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  15. yeap

    she is def talented but all her material sounds the same, nothin interesting, she is a zero as an artist

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  16. yeap

    the one and only artist who can always sing slow and relaxed is Adele.

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    West coast lovaa Reply:

    @yeap, this comment is just ridiculous. Because Adele’s music all sounds the same as well that’s her sound. 19 and 21 had the same vibe babe. Real talk

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    yeap Reply:

    @West coast lovaa, yeah, maybe you just didnt get me. I mean – Adele is a genious and despite ‘the same sound’ she is still interesting for me, and Dawn may be talented but she is boring.

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  17. Prouy of Uk 2013

    nice song but she may not do too good in music business

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    West coast lovaa Reply:

    @Prouy of Uk 2013, she’s already made it babe. Are peoe not reading the top ? Lol

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  18. JCREWEDUP

    LOVE this remix! If you haven’t picked up “Goldenheart,” please do ASAP. I already know it will be in my Top 5 albums this year–it’s an impeccable album.

    Progressive R & B at its finest.

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  19. heide

    @dawnrichard is such an amazing artists & her team (Druski & Carla) are just as equally awesome. So humbled to receive such amazing vision & sound. Momma heart delivered. Goldenheart is a wonderful piece of art. I want more.

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  20. Floridaevans

    “Goldenheart”….what.an.album!

    I am so proud of Dawn. Independent.Tenacious.Brilliant.

    The “NLX” remix speaks to the innovativeness of Dawn’s work on so many levels. The original gave us a sort of NOLA bounce lesson with a positive vibe while the remix appropriately flips the song to convey a darker, yet triumphant, emotional journey.

    Imagine if the entire music industry held Dawn’s creative ethos…

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  21. Mary Mary Why You Buggin'

    @YouWillDeal, flop? Yep, you know NOTHING about Dawn.

    @Iheartu, again, flop? You have the word “heart” in your name so I expect you to know better.

    @Prouy of Uk 2013, Dawn has saved us from the music industry. We would’ve never gotten the brilliant “Goldenheart” if we were waiting for her to do “good” in the “music business.”

    This ^^^^^^^^^^ is what Dawn’s music sonically protects us from. “Armor On” hearts. Listen to the note @ 3:04 on the “NLX” remix. This is a TRUE singer. This is why we love her.

    “Goldenheart” = Brilliant

    Bye.

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  22. MJL

    um my only question is where can I get a download link for this? and for Fireflies too. I’m burning for Dawn’s music right now. it’s filling a void in my life

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  23. DJ

    Werk Dawn! This album is everything R&B needs right now.

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  24. KOS-MOS-18

    Still waiting for my physical copy from FYE.com thats on backorder -____-

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  25. Kellie Ann

    ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! As an author, I appreciate poetic symbolism, especially when it is presented with such uniqueness. I took the time to listen to all of Dawn Richard’s songs, and I am truly impressed. Most importantly, this is music that I can appreciate, because it is coming from a young lady who is humble and reachable. she seems to be comfortable in her own skin and her own lane.
    Dawn Richard is a MOVEMENT, not a gimmick. She has been in the trenches of combat and played her part, without complaint. She has proven herself to be a team player, and I feel that the planet is ready for some fresh air, musically. It is amazing how she transforms her voice with each track. In essence, she deserves to be praised and supported for the quality of her work.
    She is the avant-garde artist of her craft. Thank you, Dawn, for helping me fall back in love with music, again. I guess this makes me an official “heart-heaux,” a title of which I am most proud!

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  26. Kellie Ann

    ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT! As an author, I appreciate poetic symbolism, especially when it is presented with such uniqueness. I took the time to listen to all of Dawn Richard’s songs, and I am truly impressed. Most importantly, this is music that I can appreciate, because it is coming from a young lady who is humble and reachable. she seems to be comfortable in her own skin and her own lane.
    Dawn Richard is a MOVEMENT, not a gimmick. She has been in the trenches of combat and played her part, without complaint. She has proven herself to be a team player, and I feel that the planet is ready for some fresh air, musically. It is amazing how she transforms her voice with each track. In essence, she deserves to be praised and supported for the quality of her work.
    She is the avant-garde artist of her craft. Thank you, Dawn, for helping me fall back in love with music, again. I guess this makes me an official “heart-heaux,” a title of which I am most proud! Let’s go hearts!

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  27. Muhcray

    When is the rest of her trilogy coming out? Anyone know?

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  28. Shadeed

    @Muhcray Yes. Blackout will be out later on this year & RedemptionHeart will be out the top of next year. Now all these haters on this blog poppin’ shxt , but when have you known ANY artist to drop 2 REAL albums in 1 year :OOOOO *cricketz*….. #IllWait!!!!!

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