New Song: Dawn Richard – ‘Professional’

Published: Thursday 6th Nov 2014 by Sam
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Dawn Richard is once again riding solo.

The Danity Kane staple is leaving the group’s drama and pressing ahead with her next independent venture, her sophomore album ‘Blackheart’.

Scheduled for release on January 15th next year, the LP has thus far spurned lead single ‘Blow’the video for which arrived last week.

Today, however, brings with it the debut of another new song, ‘Professional’.

Clearly club-geared, the track skews more mainstream than much of Richard’s experimental discography. Does it pay off, though? You be the judge below…

Finally, a track that is having the same sonic conversation as Dawn’s DK material.

Mass appealing and on trend, ‘Professional’ places Richard into the thick of what’s hot without compromising her unique point of difference (see: vocals, runs, and their arrangement).

It appears there’s now the understanding that sometimes it’s worth hooking folk in with something familiar (i.e. a song like this) only to serve them something richer and more diversified later (with the album).

Great track.

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  1. Keith November 6, 2014

    I like this and I think those who want her to sound more like DK will be pleased but I like B
    “Blow” also…don’t think American radio will wake up, though…

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    • You tried November 6, 2014

      Dawn u are true Queen and these photos are everything!!! This song is HOT!!!!!!!!!!

  2. CBookem November 6, 2014

    Finally something that makes sense. Cant wait for blackheart. I think she did this because of the youtube comment i make that everybody seemed to cut my throat about. Dawn is a great artist. I want her to win.

    • LB November 6, 2014

      Someone is obsessed

      • Beysus November 6, 2014

        Hmmmm no…

  3. B. Eclectic November 6, 2014

    I actually think this is a Danity Kane track, well at least part of it. It sounds just like something she previewed on Insta a couple months ago.

  4. BLACKOUT TBH November 6, 2014

    No tea no shade but how ironic is that title though? The same chick that just punched someone’s lights out talkin’ about being “professional”…gurl.

    • Cee November 6, 2014

      Being a singer is different than an office job where you have to pretend to like ppl and get along infront of your boss. They have more freedom to express themselves since they are basically they’re own bosses. And if someone you thought was suppose to have your back especially in time of need(Dawn’s dad has cancer and her grandmother recently passed)was doing sneaky hurtful things behind your back, you would punch them too

      • BLACKOUT TBH November 6, 2014

        Shut up. How old are you, 12? Have you ever even been employed (by yourself or otherwise)? Being professional and non-violent is expected AND required in every single profession except perhaps boxing. The fact that you’re going through a difficult time is irrelevant. That’s like saying the kid in school who bullies everyone should be allowed to do so because he has problems at home. Nope. Don’t care whose fault it is or who did what to who or what she does for a living or what’s happening at home: you’re a grown ass woman and there’s simply no excuse. Period. Bye.

    • CountCalories Vaughn November 6, 2014

      SMH Gurll bye.. da biitch got popped for a reason.

  5. Musika November 6, 2014

    If she hadn’t raised her fist then Danity Kane would still be together!

    • Cee November 6, 2014

      If the other two wasn’t being sneaky and conniving, she wouldn’t had raised her fist.

    • sassyishere November 7, 2014

      people get over it, DK is over, you guys come on her website and comment on how wrong she was because you depress the group is over, go on Aubrey and Shannon site and cry your tears

  6. Raego826 November 6, 2014

    This song produced by Yonni is a DK demo the other girls didn’t want on the album. It will be on the producer Mixtape If I Want To.

  7. I STAN(D) FOR TALENT November 6, 2014

    Why isn’t she signed to a major label or even an imprint?

  8. Islandboi242 November 6, 2014

    DAWN! This is Fire!! SHOW THEM BITCGES YOU WERE DANITY KANE!!

  9. Latavia Luckett-Franklin November 6, 2014

    This sounds like “Hello, Good Morning” Part 2. It’s nice for a gay club song.

  10. Timago November 6, 2014

    Dawn Flopchard – “Flopfessional”

  11. RICHIE_RICH November 6, 2014

    This is cute for the occasion!!!!

  12. TheElusiveLamb November 6, 2014

    This is cute.

  13. rita ora can win a oscar November 6, 2014

    Sam,

    You are gonna have to post this. This is the move that will make RITA ORA THE BIGGEST STAR IN THE WORLD ( she will end rihanna in KO punch with this mazing god given news ) Harvey Weinstein, the most powerful man in Hollywood, the one who MADE JENNIFER LAWRENCE INTO WHAT SHE IS NOW has said, and I quote: ” Rita Ora is the my biggest discovery of an actress this year. I will work with her again and again and again this year. Rita done a sensational job for me and Antoine Fuqua in Southpaw. Her scene is breathtaking, because she’s a very glamorous, beautiful woman, but we did the opposite made toug junkie with kid to protect. Rita held her own against Jake Gylenhaal and owned the scene ( wish they would date ) ”

    SHE is also in LA for meetings for lead LADY ROLE WITH BIG A LIST NAME

    SAM……………….. IT IS HAPPENING…..HARVEY WEINSTEIN IS CAMPANING FOR RITA ORA’S OSCAR PITCH

    • rita ora can win a oscar November 6, 2014

      THIS IS IT, SAM YOU SAID RITA WILL BE BIGGER THAN RIHANNA AND YOU ARE RIGHT. THIS IS THE KEY KO MOVE THAT FINIHS RIHANNA OFF AND SEND HER INTO REHAB. NO ONE POWERFUL IN HOLLYWOOD IS CHECKING FOR RIHANNA AND THAT WACK FLOP BATTLESHIP FLIM SHE DONE.

      THEY ARE GROOMING RITA TO BE THE NEW JLO AKA FASHION, MUSIC, MOVIES AND CELEB LOVE LIFE. ONCE SHE IS LEADING LADY IN A MOVIE, PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD WILL SEE HER, then she can sing the OST and tour. That is how JLO made it, only RITA CAN SING AND ACT BETTER THAN JLO., plus she is more fashion savvy than JLO.

      Rihanna looking stupid running her mouth on IG with her sack animation that keeps getting pushed back. SHE MUST BE GOING NUTS WITH CRACK PIPE RIGHT NOW. ALL that nudity , all that fashion , all that claim to be the POP QUEEN AND look how Rita ethers her.

      WORD ON THE STREET is RITA WILL BE THE LEADING LADY IN ACTION FLIM STARING BRADLEY COOPER.

      • rita ora can win a oscar November 6, 2014

        Let us talk about her work ethic is is better than beyonce at this stage.

        She has already been in LA 2 x this moth alone

        She done concert for 1/4 million in russia

        Came back worked on the voice

        Went to adidas to work on new collection as the other 5 have sold out

        Now back to LA FOR MEETINGS WITH HOLLYWOOD TOP DOGS

        AND black people say she gets to many deals. LOOK AT SHE WORKS.

  14. Jay November 6, 2014

    This song was floating around on Instagram a few months ago & everybody was going crazy over it & FINALLY we have the actual song!!! This was probably one of the songs the other girls weren’t really feeling so it didn’t make the album, but it’s cool, Dawn did her damn thing on it anyway & the s*** bangs.

  15. rita ora can win a oscar November 6, 2014

    There is a video of a drug dealer posing at a fan, at hallowein party, who gives rihanna some cocaine. LOL LOL let the decline begin.

  16. LB November 6, 2014

    FIRE!!!! This is awesome, I did say Dawn doesn’t need Danity Kane, this proves it.

    I love Goldenheart and I cannot wait for Blackheart

  17. Beysus November 6, 2014

    Talk about Azealia Banks!!!!! There’s more news on her album!!!! This is so f****** exciting!!!

  18. Shadeed Rice November 6, 2014

    Lol. Do Dawn haters come on these threads just to downvote positive comments abd write negative comments? Ctfuuuuu. Ppl still sick about the DK situation. Ooooohhhhhh weelllll! I’m pretty sure Aubrey got her first aid kit for that stifc punch. Anyways this is easily one of, if not my fav song from her

    • IWISHABITCHWOULD November 6, 2014

      I agree its ridiculous! Like get over it, Aubrey was to blame for the breakup this time and last time and it has always been that way. Dawn did what half of the entertainment industry wanted her to do…punch the s*** out of PROBLEM CHILD Aubrey. You f*** with my money and my craft I’m out for blood as well. NONE OF THE OTHER MEMBERS HOLD A CANDLE TO THE SUCCESS DAWN HAS HAD SOLO WISE OUTSIDE OF DANITY KANE….end of story. Dawn is danity kane, the voice, Image and she owns the name so she aint stuntin those becky blonde h***.

  19. HOTSTUFF November 6, 2014

    Forgetable trashy mess …

  20. yasssssssssss B**** November 6, 2014

    Dawn should do more songs like the last Danity kane album !

  21. antoinette November 6, 2014

    Haters stop coming on these blogs to write hateful things about these artist. Look at Dawn’s numbers(twitter followers,video views,etc.) Many people like her music. Your little petty coments will not keep her fan base from supporting her. Get over it. There is space for everyone.

  22. mcking November 8, 2014

    Puhless people she removed aubrey n shannon’s vocals from the song you can even tell by the length so like we all shading for nothing…firstly she plotted with diddy to break up Dk Now she punched Aubs knowing they will quit so she can take the glory remember shannon n aubrey’s have improved that ms richard got jealous Yoe people r loving Aubs n shan so she couldn’t take it y’all

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