Before the release of her highly anticipated mixtape “AtelltaleHeart” we caught up with the lovely Dawn Richard to talk about her new mixtape which has been getting rave reviews so far, We Dawn about some of the new things she has lined up with her Dirty Money crew we also asked Dawn the questions that all her fans submitted to us. Check out the interview and leave me your thoughts.
Alex: What is the story behind your new mixtape “a Tell Tale Heart?”
Dawn: I wanted people to experience a journey of the heart, something genuine and raw. If you were to fall in my heart for past 6 years this was what is sounded like . my heart is the “city” and I’m the guide through each heartbeat. Each song is an experience.
Alex: How many songs on the mixtape did you write or co-write on?
Dawn: All 15…as a songwriter, what better way to tell your story than with your own words.
Alex: Which song from the mixtape mean the most you and why?
Dawn: BulletProof just does it for me. I wrote it right after Katrina. It’s a conversation between God and I
Alex: We saw your YouTube video where you gave people a taste of this new song called “Broken Record” will that song be on the mixtape?
Dawn: Yes, it’s the record I’m shooting a video too. It’s such a great record. It’s the perspective of both woman and man..told by the woman. The battle between repeating the same issues but not being able to let go of the love. Both parties are wrong and right. I wanted to do a record that wasn’t just female driven. Like F men! Lol. I wanted Men to be able to have their side too.
Alex: Going into recording Last Train to Paris, what were Dawn’s expectations for the album? Have her expectations been met?
Dawn: I knew it would change music. The first tracks Puff gave me to start writing with I said this is what I’ve been waiting for. That’s why I said yes to the project.
Alex: A lot of your fans love your blog and your personal fashion style that you show on the blog; can we expect to see you venturing off into your own fashion or accessory line?
Dawn: I’m excited. I want to do a lot of custom pieces. I do want my own line. Its a lot of work. I have some surprises up my sleeve with the amazing accessory queen Melody Eshani
Alex: With there being so many shady characters in the entertainment industry what do you look for when wanting to work with a certain artist or producer?
Dawn: I like to work with people who want to work with me. I want the same passion I’m putting in from them. It can be the biggest producer, or a young new face. As long as its organic.
Alex: With so many artists resorting to gimmicks to gain popularity/build a fan base, how does Dawn remain true to her artistry?
Dawn: I’m just me… Take it or leave it… I understand the game.. But I understand who I am as well.
Alex: When Will Dirty Money start touring for Last Train to Paris?
Dawn: We start late March.. Go to www.dawnrichardblog.com to see dates and cities
Alex: Can fans expect to see any video supporting your new mixtape?
Dawn:yes. I’m shooting a video for Broken record and a couple more
The visual is one of my favorite processes. Adding choreography to the story with the fashion
Alex: What is your outlook on life and where do you see yourself ten years from now?
Dawn: Happy, Singing, and hopefully still changing the world one note at a time.
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