Dawn Richard Doesn't Need Cameras on Steamy Slow Jam 'Movie'

Ex-Dirty Money singer turns up the heat via Twitter

Dawn Richard
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A honeyed waft of electronic ambiance, and then: "Girl, I only care if you're satisfied / Let's fuck on this bed of roses." That's the opening shot of Dawn Richard's "Movie," which the arty R&B singer behind this year's SPIN Essential-stamped GoldenHeart shared via Twitter. It's a matter-of-factly sexual depiction of foreplay, with Richard's delicately layered vocals set atop finger snaps, rumbles, and swooping synths that evoke not so much a bedroom as a naughty outer-space night in Starship Enterprise's holodeck. Add a rapper, and it could be on Cassie's excellent new RockaByeBaby mixtape: Actually, just add Cassie. There are enough playful moments — the way Richard's lilting-robot "pillow, pillow" echoes The-Dream's "Falsetto"; the way her sans-music boast "I keep it 100" could easily slot onto a track by rap-loving Swedish haze-poppers jj — to keep this from becoming straight-up softcore porn. But the former Danity Kane and Dirty Money singer's none-too-subtle theme is that "we don't need no cameras" to make this vivid. And it's true: She doesn't. (The Cinemax-worthy guitar sizzle near the end might be a bit much, though.)

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