DAWN Shares Stunning New Electro/RNB Single Sauce'
DAWN (fka D∆WN/Dawn Richard) will release her remarkable, self co-produced new record new breed on January 25th, and today she shares another single from the album entitled ‘Sauce.’
Produced by Cole M.G.N (Christine & The Queens, Ariel Pink) and Hudson Mohawke, “‘Sauce’ is about women taking pride in their prowess, and about being raised to celebrate my skin,” DAWN explains. “I lost focus of that when so many men degraded and disrespected my brown skin. 'Sauce' is about being bathed in your own beauty, being sexy for you. The new breed of women are unapologetic about sex and the way they choosing to express themselves."
Following her acclaimed trilogy of solo albums, DAWN returns with new breed, which sees the electronic R&B innovator at her most eclectic, drawing on a wide range of influences alongside contributions from the likes of Cole M.G.N, Kaveh Rastegar (John Legend, Sia) and Hudson Mohawke. The album dates back to her upbringing in New Orleans, taking in the city's rich traditions and musical heritage. DAWN’s musical career began to take off while her hometown was falling victim to Hurricane Katrina, and new breed sees DAWN return to her roots and let them shine for the first time in her solo career.
After working tirelessly with P. Diddy on Danity Kane and Dirty Money, and releasing her first three solo albums, she felt she may have been done, and that she might have told all of the stories she needed to tell musically. It wasn't until she returned to her hometown of NOLA to visit her parents, years later, that she realized that there was another side of her journey that she had yet to tell. The result is new breed - an homage sonically and aesthetically to her hometown, as well as an ode to her family's history in the Washitaw Nation Tribe.