Dawn Richard

Aug
19
New Music: Dawn Richard – ‘Judith’ + ‘Valkyrie’

Judith and Valkyrie

The Blackheart era continues. Following the buzz record “Meteors,” Dawn Richard debuts two new singles off her upcoming sophomore album. The Danity Kane singer allowed her fans to pick their favorite in an online contest, but instead of choosing one song, she put both on iTunes.

Dawn teams with producer Cronos on “Judith,” which was inspired by the Gustav Klimt painting “Judith.” “It’s the story of a painting that is priceless and quite iconic being forgotten after being hung in a home too long,” she said.

The Deonte-assisted “Valkyrie” was written by Dawn and produced by Noisecastle III. “I wanted a record that was packed with confidence, a sort of cocky reminder that you will remember my mark,” said Dawn.

Both songs are now available on iTunes.

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Aug
16
Single Cover: Dawn Richard – ‘Valkyrie’

Valkyrie

Just days after revealing the cover art for “Judith,” Dawn Richard unveils the artwork for “Valkyrie.” The singer rocks gold antlers and a gold mask on her head in the striking image, photographed by Solmaz Saberi.

Dawn held an online contest for her fans to choose between “Judith” and “Valkyrie” as the new single off her upcoming sophomore album Blackheart. “Valkyrie” was written by Dawn and produced by Noisecastle III.

“I wanted a record that was packed with confidence, a sort of cocky reminder that you will remember my mark,” said Dawn. “In Norse mythology, valkyries also known as choosers of the fallen, decided the fate of soldiers in battle once they died.”

“I thought the impression and mark they left on a soldier’s life was incredible,” she explained. “‘In the end you will remember me’ is what I felt they said as they chose the soldier’s fate. I want to leave the same imprint with my art and my music. In the artwork, the horns signify the bravery, strength, and power that existed in the valkyries.”

Dawn will reveal the winning song on iTunes on August 19.

In the midst of reunion rumors, Danity Kane’s official website has been updated to show a countdown, which ends on August 25 at 9 p.m. EST, the same day and time as the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. Will the girls reunite at the VMAs?

Aug
14
Dawn Richard Announces New Single ‘Judith’

Judith

Dawn Richard is putting her armor back on as she prepares for her sophomore album Blackheart. The singer has announced her new single “Judith,” which was selected by her fans in an online contest.

Dawn has teamed with producer Cronos for the track, which was inspired by the Gustav Klimt painting “Judith.”  

“It’s the story of a painting that is priceless and quite iconic being forgotten after being hung in a home too long,” said Dawn. “People tend to forget the worth of things after they’ve had them for a long time.  ‘Judith’ simply reminds her spectators of her worth.”

Dawn continues her warrior theme evolution with the artwork.  The black-and-white photo against the custom gold mask by Adolfo Sanchez shows how a once soft and naive warrior has start to come into her own. 

“Judith” is set to hit digital retailers on August 19.

Jul
15
New Music: Dawn Richard – ‘Meteors’

Meteors

She won over fans and critics alike with her debut GoldenHeart, and now Dawn Richard blasts off with “Meteors,” the first single from her sophomore album BlackHeart. The former Dirty Money member explores a futuristic sound on the pulsing electro record.

“Your love is coming down like meteors,” sings Dawn as her voice echoes.

BlackHeart is the second release in Dawn’s Heart trilogy, which will conclude with RedemptionHeart.

Stream the song below and download it on iTunes.

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Jul
12
New Music: Dawn Richard – ‘Meteors’ [Snippet]

Meteors

The Black Era has begun. Dawn Richard offers a tease of “Meteors,” the first single from her sophomore album BlackHeart. The track, which was written by Dawn and produced by Hakan Özkan, hits iTunes on Monday. Check out a 30-second sampler below.

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Jun
17
Dawn Richard Readies ‘BlackHeart’ for October

Dawn Richard

Dawn Richard is ushering in the black era. Following her debut GoldenHeart, the former Dirty Money diva will release her sophomore album BlackHeart this fall.

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May
24
New Music: Dawn Richard – ‘Row (Safe to Shore)’

Dawn Richard

Dawn Richard sails into Memorial Day weekend with “Row (Safe to Shore),” a new song produced by Knotch and Magnificent. The Goldenheart singer, who is currently in the studio working on her sophomore album Blackheart, effortlessly navigates the calm waters. Enjoy the smooth ride.

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