Dawn Richard

New Music: D∆WN Announces New Album Redemption With “Renegades”

D∆WN has announced the release date for Redemption, the finale of an album trilogy that includes 2013's Goldenheart and 2015's Blackheart. The 15-track LP is now slated to drop November 18.
Brian Josephs / October 7, 2016

Watch D∆WN’s New Animated Visual for ‘Cali Sun’

Today, R&B mainstay D∆WN dropped an artsy visualizer for her song "Cali Drum," produced by Machinedrum. The video itself features palm trees and a nude Dawn…
Ilana Kaplan / August 19, 2016

D∆WN Goes to Space in Her VR Video for ‘Not Above That’

Futuristic pop star Dawn Richard — who performs under D∆WN these days, of course — has just released a virtual reality music video for her 2016…
Brennan Carley / June 14, 2016

D∆WN Goes Electronic on Luminous ‘Serpentine Fire’

D∆WN's RedemptionHeart still doesn't have a release date, but the wait hasn't been painful. The former Danity Kane singer has been releasing good material throughout 2016 and continues…
Brian Josephs / June 8, 2016

D∆WN Keeps the Hot Streak Going With Jolting ‘Wake Up’

D∆WN (née Dawn Richard, formerly of Danity Kane) is on something of a sonic hot streak as she builds the pathway to her upcoming full-length…
Brennan Carley / May 12, 2016

D∆WN and Kingdom Release Surprise New ‘Infrared’ EP

It was clear that D∆WN and Brooklyn producer Kingdom had chemistry when they released their collaborative, smoldering single "Honest" last week. Now there's four full tracks…
Brian Josephs / May 6, 2016

D∆WN Returns With Moody New Single, ‘Honest’

D∆WN (a.k.a. Dawn Richard) is presumably still working on RED•emp•tion, the follow-up to 2015 standout Blackheart. Although there's still no release date on the horizon, she's whetted fans' appetites…
Brian Josephs / April 27, 2016

SXSW 2016: The Kills’ Jamie Hince, Kristin Kontrol, Neon Indian, and More Join SPIN Royal Roast

On Friday, March 18 at South by Southwest, dozens of musicians and friends of SPIN gathered at Pelon's for the third annual Royal Roast, an…
SPIN Team / March 22, 2016

Q&A: D∆WN Talks SXSW 2016 and Her ‘Red Era’

The sun was beating down plenty on SPIN's Stubbs showcase at South by Southwest on Friday, but D∆WN (a.k.a. Dawn Richard) still brought her own…
T.M. Brown / March 21, 2016

D∆WN Preps for ‘RED*emp*tion’ With the Pulsing ‘Not Above That’

D∆WN – born Dawn Richard — has proved a consistently captivating solo artist since her departure from Danity Kane. She's currently gearing up for the…
Brennan Carley / January 28, 2016

D∆WN Breathes New Life Into Adele’s ‘Hello’

D∆WN, formerly known as Dawn Richard, has unleashed a string of sulky singles recently and today she's continuing that with a remix/cover of Adele's "Hello."
Colin Joyce / November 20, 2015

D∆WN Embraces the Surreal on ‘American Beauty’-Referencing ‘Billie Jean x Dance’ Video

D∆WN (f.k.a. Dawn Richard) is starting up a new cycle of her conceptual album trilogy called The Red Era and she's using a new double…
Colin Joyce / October 5, 2015

D∆WN Goes in a New Direction With Trap-Leaning Single, ‘Dance’

Dawn Richard, now going by the much cooler/harder-to-type moniker D∆WN, just dropped a new track following the release of her sophomore album, BlackHeart, earlier this year. "Dance,"
James Grebey / September 28, 2015

MoMA PS1 Warm Up 2015 Lineup: A. G. Cook, Dawn Richard, Skepta, and More

Every summer, the Museum of Modern Art's Queens wing — PS1 — throws a series of weekend parties with some of the most exciting lineups…
Brennan Carley / May 21, 2015

Dawn Richard Does the ‘Calypso’ in Futuristic New Video

Dawn Richard — that is, "DΔWN" now — has a new video out for BlackHeart single "Calypso," and it's quite slick. Intercut with futuristic sequences of furiously…
Rachel Brodsky / April 29, 2015
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