Saturday, 19 January 2013

Dawn Richard - Goldenheart

'Goldenheart' is the debut full length LP from former P.Diddy manufactured girl band 'Danity Kane' member Dawn Richard coming off the back of her highly brilliant EP 'Armor On' which came out last year. This album pretty much follows all the tropes of this alternative R&B that seems to be around at the moment & if I'm honest with you I think this may be that genres defining piece, at least currently. Full of hooks, infectious melodies & some incredibly clever song structures which combines subtlety with abrasiveness which allows Dawn to create an album that sounds familiar and approachable as well as producing an album that has got it's very own defined sound, atmosphere and theme. For an album as long as 'Goldenheart' I was really quite surprised at how cohesive it sounded with every song sounding completely at home within this album with enough variants and changes to stop the album from dragging or becoming repetitive. In short this album is a masterpiece and would proudly sit as the Magnum Opus of any musicians back catalogue & considering this is a debut I really cannot wait to hear what else comes from the mind of Dawn Richard in the near future. 

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