(By Lizzie Manno for Paste) Dawn Richard has signed to Merge Records, with plans to release a new album in 2021. Richard previously dropped a string of self-released albums, with her most recent full-length, new breed, arriving in 2019. The New Orleans artist is known for her distinct, forward-thinking blend of electro-pop, R&B and other styles. Last year, she released three singles—“Hold My Hand,” “Die Without You” and “Buttah”—in addition to a collaboration with Coco & Breezy, “U.” Before going solo, Richard was a founding member of girl group Danity Kane and duo Diddy’s Dirty Money.
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