DAWN (fka Dawn Richard) unveils new album New Breed, shares title track, looks AMAZING

DAWN (fka Dawn Richard) unveils new album New Breed, shares title track, looks AMAZING

In all fairness, DAWN (fka Dawn Richard) was SUPPOSED to reveal the details of her hotly anticipated forthcoming album to the world TOMORROW. (As a press mogul, I’m totally “in-the-know,” and I assure y’all that was the original plan).

But NOOOOOOOOOO. She had to go and be all-cool and spill the beans today instead. And so — as my limited-edition, Pumpkin Spice-flavored Frosted Flakes get hopelessly soggy across the desk from me — here I am, banging this shit out for you readers. Hey, whatever, no thanks necessary; it’s my job. Let’s just do it:

New Breed is O-the-fuck-FICIALLY coming out January 25, 2019, courtesy of Local Action Records and Our Dawn Entertainment.

• The second and titular single (following the release of “jealousy” in September) “new breed” is described as “a self-produced return to the electronically-focused sonics of her previous solo work” which puts “an authoritative stamp on the genre in her own unique fashion.” Naturally, you can listen to it down below. (I’ll even throw in some tour dates for you down there, too. Don’t mention it.)

New Breed features contributions from Cole M.G.N (Christine & The Queens, Ariel Pink), Kaveh Rastegar (John Legend, Sia), and Hudson Mohawkepays. As previously reported, it pays tribute to the city of New Orleans’ “culture, sights, and sounds, presenting a duality between the more soulful sounds of the city’s more traditional forms of R&B and DAWN’s own innovative brand of electronic sonics.”

• DAWN loves to use the word “sonics.”

• The album is pre-order-able AS FUCK on vinyl, CD, digital, and limited-edition cassette right here.

• Speaking of limited-editions, those Pumpkin Spice Frosted Flakes are ALSO pre-order-able AS FUCK right here. (You don’t have to buy some and have them PRIME NOW-delivered to TMT Headquarters…but I wouldn’t be upset if you DID.)

New Breed tracklisting:

01. the nine (intro)
02. new breed
03. spaces
04. dreams and converse
05. shades
06. jealousy
07. sauce
08. vultures | wolves
09. we, diamonds
10. ketchup and po boys (outro)

DAWN on tour:

11.08.18 — Washington, D.C. — Howard Theater (Danity Kane)
11.09.18 — Wilmington, DE — World Cafe Live at The Queen (Danity Kane)
11.10.18 — Freehold, NJ — iPlay America’s Event Center (Danity Kane)
11.11.18 — Boston, MA — The Wilbur (Danity Kane)
11.15.18 — Cleveland, OH — House of Blues (Danity Kane)
11.16.18 — Detroit, MI — St. Andrew’s Hall (Danity Kane)
11.18.18 — Grand Rapids, MI — 20 Monroe Live (Danity Kane)
11.30.18 — Pasadena, CA — The Rose (Danity Kane)
12.01.18 — Los Angeles, CA — Aratani/Japan America Theatre (w/ Kimbra)
12.02.18 — San Francisco, CA — The Chapel (w/ Kimbra)
12.03.18 — Minneapolis, MN — The Varsity Theater (Danity Kane)
12.05.18 — Chicago, IL — Thalia Hall (w/ Kimbra)
12.06.18 — Washington, DC — Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (w/ Kimbra)
12.08.18 — Reading, PA — The Santander Performing Arts Center (Danity
12.09.18 — Indianapolis, IN — Deluxe at Old National Centre (Danity
12.10.18 — Brooklyn, NY — Murmrr Theater (w/ Kimbra)
01.11.19 — Houston, TX — House of Blues (Danity Kane)
01.12.19 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues (Danity Kane)

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