The Vocalist Magazine SPRING 2013 ISSUE - Page 116

I t was her early days in the library reading with her grandmother, where Dawn Richard’s inspiration for creating cinematic journeys through music first began. A former member of the musical group “Danity Kane”, and later joigning “Diddy-Dirty Money Group”, Richard brings a combination of experience and determination to her now solo craft. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, her faith has enabled her to triumph through challenges, only to pursue her goals even harder. Dawn Richard’s latest album “ GoldenHeart”, is the first among two others in a trilogy project. The narrative element of each song comes alive in theatrical music videos, with a blend of elegant choreography and passionate performances, earning her great respect as a solo vocalist. Our conversation uncovers her challenges, motivations and vocal techniques. 116