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DAWN announces new album ‘new breed,’ shares title track

DAWN new breed

DAWN (aka Dawn Richard) recently released the new songs “Jealousy” and “Dreamer” — her first new songs since 2016’s Redemption — and now she has announced her next album and shared another new song. It’s called new breed and due out January 25 (pre-order). “Jealousy” is on the new album, but “Dreamer” isn’t, and the newly-shared title track seems like proof that new breed will be yet another adventurous shift in direction for Dawn. Over an experimental, self-produced electronic beat, Dawn delivers a shape-shifting vocal performance that has elements of her usual airy R&B but also finds her kinda rapping. Here’s some background on the album via press release:

Set across 10 tracks, the album provides the most intimate portrait of DAWN’s life so far, harking back to her years growing up in New Orleans and paying tribute to the city’s culture, sights and sounds. Presenting a duality between the more soulful sounds of the city’s more traditional forms of R&B and DAWN’s own innovative brand of electronic sonics, new breed sees DAWN at her most eclectic, drawing on a wide range of influences and, alongside contributions from the likes of Cole M.G.N (Christine & The Queens, Ariel Pink), Kaveh Rastegar (John Legend, Sia) and Hudson Mohawke, has been largely self produced.

Listen to the new song and check out the tracklist below. That’s the album artwork above.

Dawn has one more Danity Kane reunion show happening in Detroit this month, and then she plays a few solo shows with Kimbra, including Brooklyn’s Murmrr Theatre on December 8 (tickets). All dates are listed below.

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Tracklist
1. the nine (intro)
2. new breed
3. spaces
4. dreams and converse
5. shades
6. jealousy
7. sauce
8. vultures | wolves
9. we, diamonds
10. ketchup and po boys (outro)

DAWN — 2018 Tour Dates
November 16 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew’s Hall (Danity Kane)
November 30 — Los Angeles, CA — Aratani Japan America Theatre (w/ Kimbra)
December 6 — Washington, DC — Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (w/ Kimbra)
December 8 — New York, NY — Murmrr Theatre (w/ Kimbra)

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