Dawn Richard Drops New Single ‘Mornin | Streetlights’

    Dawn Richard has dropped a new single called ‘Mornin | Streetlights’, the latest preview from her upcoming album Second Line. Check it out below.

    In a statement (via Stereogum), Richard said of the new song:

    “Mornin” starts out with my mother speaking about her love life, the fact that she’s only known one love, my father. The traditional use of live instruments and the melodic vocal production on the song signify the wholesome love that my parents have had over a lifetime.

    “Mornin | Streetlights” shows the parallel of my love life with music. Structure and rules don’t exist in this type of love, so it was important for me to not only approach this song with a nontraditional structure and length, but also push the design of a what love song should sound like. ‘Mornin’ embodies tradition and soul, and ‘Streetlights’ represents the future. I felt like the songs couldn’t be separate and needed to be together, so I created it as one song; the past and future can exist together within one record.

    Second Line, the follow-up to Richard’s 2019 LP new breed, arrives on April 30 through Merge. Previously, Richard unveiled the singles ‘Bussifame’ and ‘Jacuzzi’.

    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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