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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

SPIN Overlooked Albums Report: Dawn Richard’s Trippy R&B, Quarterbacks’ Twee-Punk, and More

There's too much music. The Internet cemented that from here on out there's always going to be worthy releases that fall between the cracks —…
SPIN Staff / March 13, 2015

Dawn Richard Rises from Danity Kane’s Ashes on ‘Phoenix’

Last year, Dawn Richard reunited with Aubrey O'Day, Shannon Bex, and Aundrea Fimbres — three of her former cohorts from the Making the Band-bred girl group…
Brennan Carley / January 14, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Dawn Richard Gets ‘Physical,’ Screaming Females Surge, and More

Welcome to the SPIN's Singles Mix! Every week SPIN's staff writers pick their favorite, must-hear tracks for your mid-week playlists. From electro-juiced R&B to muscular…
SPIN Staff / December 3, 2014

Dawn Richard Doesn’t Need Cameras on Steamy Slow Jam ‘Movie’

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…
Marc Hogan / April 19, 2013

Rap Songs of the Week: Dirty Money Lives On!

Nice to see Kalenna, the other member of Diddy's Dirty Money project showing up on a radio-ready song with Rich Boy (who also hasn't really…
Brandon Soderberg / April 10, 2013

Dawn Richard Kicks Armored Butt in Ballet-Like ’86’ Video

Dawn Richard's "'86" evokes Kate Bush as much as it does current R&B chart-topper Rihanna, and like the British art-pop giant, she's unafraid to borrow…
Marc Hogan / January 21, 2013

Dawn Richard, ‘GoldenHeart’ (Altavoz)

If last year's Armor On EP wasn't enough to convince skeptics that a member of the Diddy-assembled reality TV troupe Danity Kane had placed herself…
Jason Gubbels / January 16, 2013