DAWN

US

  • Friday 26 23:30 - 00:15

    SonarClub

New voice of r&b

Sónar Reykjavík is honored to present one of music's most distinctive voices and songwriters, developing her own unique style via a tirelessly independent route.
Dawn Angeliqué Richard, known as Dawn Richard or D∆WN, has a sumptuous rasp of a voice and brazenly left-field musical instincts. She pulled from club, R&B, and electronica to craft a propulsive, expressive trilogy of sleek, dance-floor-ready albums that felt like the kind of accomplished artistic statement that the erstwhile Danity Kane and Dirty Money member had been working toward for years. 
With her latest solo album,  which sees her return to her roots in New Orleans, creating an homage sonically and aesthetically to her hometown, as well as an ode to her family's history in the Washitaw Nation Tribe, Richard attempts to synthesize the pleasures of her past music while moving in a more traditional R&B direction The album follows three solo projects, including 2016's Redemption, and features production from DAWN alongside Hudson Mohawke, Cole M.G.N., and Kaveh Rastegar.