Dawn Richard is stepping into a new era after signing a new deal with Merge Records.
In addition to the news, the singer-songwriter/actress also plans to release her forthcoming album on April 30, according to Billboard.
“I set out a long time ago to create a lane where genre was optional. Where a Black woman could thrive in electropop and Afrofuturism unapologetically,” Richard stated about her recent record deal.
She added, “This record has been such a cathartic experience. To create an immersive story highlighting New Orleans culture through a futuristic lens has just been… a wild-ass ride. I’m stoked to take the wild ride with Merge, and hopefully, the world wants to jump on, too.”
After propitious beginnings with the groups Danity Kane and Diddy-Dirty Money, respectively, Richard pursued a solo career with the release of Goldenheart in 2013.
The New Orleans native’s last project, New Breed, was released in 2019. In 2020, she released a song called “Hold My Hand,” as well as announced her partnership with Adult Swim. In her partnership, Richard serves as a creative consultant for the channel’s upcoming projects.
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