D∆WN Announces ‘Redemption’ Release Date, Drops ‘Renegades’ Single

D∆WN is looking for Redemption.

Finalizing her critically-acclaimed Heart trilogy, Dawn Richard is set to unveil the highly-anticipated Redemption next month. Today, she reveals the cover art, release date, and tracklisting for the LP.

Largely produced by MachineDrum and D∆WN, the album will feature thought-provoking commentary on issues concerning black Americans, gay rights, and feminism.

I spent more time on this album than any other era because I wanted it to be special. Not only will this album have a Vinyl and Digital release, but I've custom made a USB Necklace that will contain the album, Virtual Reality content, Table Book Photography, and more. You will be able to WEAR the album and take it with wherever you go. I wanted to speak on self discovery. What it means to be black. To be a woman. To speak on gay rights. To speak on black crimes. To talk about sexual discovery. And to find redemption in having a voice to do so. Thank you for standing in this movement with me. For fighting in each era and growing with me. You have a heart for life. #REDEMPTION is now available for Pre Order on ITunes. 11.18.16

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“The amount of crimes that are happening, they seem to love to kill us, so I call them love crimes,” she tells Billboard. “They love killing who we are as a ‘people’.”

To drum up enthusiasm for Redemption, D∆WN has unleashed her new single “Renegades,” which carries a rebellious spirit.

“[‘Renegades’] speaks of the rebels,” she explains. “We are the glitter of this community and I kind of wanted to make an anthem where it felt like there was an overtake happening.”

Redemption will be released digitally, on vinyl, and USB. The USB version is particularly special as it will come in the form of a necklace, containing images, lyrics, and visuals.

Redemption, which follows 2013’s Goldenheart and 2015’s Blackheart, arrives Nov. 18 via Local Action/Our Dawn Entertainment.

Redemption Tracklisting

1. “Redemption (Intro)”
2. “Love Under Lights”
3. “Black Crimes”
4. “Voices”
5. “LA” feat. Trombone Shorty
6. “Interim (Interlude)”
7. “Renegades”
8. “Lazarus”
9. “Tyrants”
10. “Vines (Interlude)” feat. PJ Morton
11. “Hey Nikki”
12. “Sands”
13. “Lilies (Interlude)”
14. “The Louvre”
15. “Valhalla (Outro)”