Today it was announced that the multi-talented Dawn Richard has signed a new deal with Merge Records. After a few LP’s and EP’s releases with the Local Action label, the New Orleans artist will release her next full-length on Merge worldwide in 2021.
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. 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. I plan to reshape the way people see and hear New Orleans. Hope you ready? Said Dawn when talking about her new label deal.
When she’s not giving us bops Dawn continues to give her hometown of New Orleans healthy food options with her Eco-Friendly Food/ Art Experience Papa Ted’s