After impressing a lot of her fans and non listeners with her solo debut album Goldenheart, we were all excited to see what direction Dawn Richard would be taking with her follow up album ‘BlackHeart.’ Before Dawn Richard had the chance to release her video for Riot/ Northern Lights Dawn decided to change things in her camp bycutting ties with producer and songwriter Drew Scott, but to our surprise Dawn hooked back up with her girl group Danity Kane. Since DK reunited people were left wondering what would happen to BlackHeart since contributing to her kickstarter campaign, in a recent interview with Billboard magazine Dawn Richard spilled some information on why she stopped production on Black Heart.
“This was a decision that wasn’t a music decision — this was a personal decision,” Richard tells Billboard. “It came out of left field, and it was hard at first, because the momentum was really great and it would have been perfect to drop ‘Blackheart,’ but I wasn’t looking at it for selfish reasons. My girls asked me to come back, and I had to pay homage to the fact that there wouldn’t be ‘Goldenheart’ if there wasn’t Danity Kane.”
“It’s a respect level,” she says. “If people come to you and tell you that they’re willing to put everything in their lives on hold as well to do something bigger, you have to make a choice whether you want to be selfish or selfless… I’m choosing to put people who helped start my career first. Danity Kane will come first, and it will be fantastic. I believe in this group.”
When Billboard asked Dawn about an upcoming Danity Kane album the singer had this to say.
There is no timetable for an album release, but Richard says that the group has enough material to put out a finished full-length immediately.
The ladies of Danity Kane are expected to make a special announcement next month but until then enjoy the recent footage we caught DK performing their new song All in A Day’s Work.