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).