Dawn Richard Announces New Album, Shares New Single ‘Bussifame’

    New Orleans R&B artist Dawn Richard has announced her first album for Merge Records. It’s called Second Line: An Electro Revival and it arrives April 30. Along with the announcement, Richard has shared a self-directed video for the album’s first single, ‘Bussifame’. Watch it below, and scroll down for the LP’s cover artwork and tracklist.

    In a statement, Richard described the new album as “a movement to bring pioneering Black women in electronic music to the forefront.” She added: “You never see women appreciated as producers and artists alike — especially Black women in the electronic space,” she elaborates. “The time is now for us to start recognizing their talent, not only in electronic music but in all genres. I wanna be the reason why a young Black girl from the South can be whoever she wants to be musically, visually, and artistically.”

    In interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, the singer explained the connection between the lead single and the album’s title. “Yeah, you know what’s crazy in New Orleans? A second line, we hear it outside,” she said. “So, normally, when you’re in the house, you don’t have to be a part of the funeral or the celebrations, and just be like, you hear that. Usually we’re in our house, you hear it, and you just walk outside and you join it. So, you can even not even know the person who passed away. You could even not even know what the party was, but if you hear it, feel it, you can join it. So, that’s what this album and this record ‘Bussifame’ really speaks to. If you hear it, no matter if you’re inside, outside, wherever. You can join this party, you can join this parade. Yeah, it’s a parade.”

    Second Line: An Electro Revival Cover Artwork:

    Second Line: An Electro Revival Tracklist:

    1. King Creole (Intro)
    2. Nostalgia
    3. Boomerang
    4. Bussifame
    5. Pressure
    6. Pilot (a lude)
    7. Jacuzzi
    8. FiveOhFour (a lude)
    9. Voodoo (Intermission)
    10. Mornin | Streetlights
    11. Le Petit Morte (a lude)
    12. Radio Free
    13. The Potter
    14. Perfect Storm

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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