Dawn Richard ’86′ Lyrics (Listen)
Dawn Richard has unveiled a new track entitled “86″ which will is the first single off her debut album “GoldenHeart” that is due out on October 16.
“86″ which was produced by Druski has an 1980′s feel and has the singer channeling Prince as she breaks all the barriers as she finds herself and rediscovers love.
The songstress whose love for music has been molded by Björk and Phil Collins had the following to say about the inspirational tune to Interview:
I’m big on showing people versatility. I’m constantly trying to push myself to break barriers and the idea that we have to stay in one lane… New Orleans is just a piece of what my sound is. For “’86,” my producer Drew and I really went back to the basics. I also grew up listening to Prince, Genesis, Cyndi [Lauper], Peter Gabriel, and Phil Collins, which you hear a lot of in “’86.” Their sound resonated in my life and my childhood, so, it’s really in a sense the beginning of my story. And that’s exactly what “’86″ and Goldenheart is for me. A new beginning. “’86″ is really the most naked single I’ve ever had. I did that purposely because when you’re presenting a story, you don’t start at page 50, you start at page one. “’86″ is about the lyrics and the atmosphere—it tells you how I gave it all up to start this new journey. “’86″ is actually a slang term—it means to get rid of something. For me, I’ve put up so many walls that I forgot if I was going to do this, that I can’t play the victim, I have to play the survivor. The song’s about ridding yourself of all those barriers so that you can be free and fight for love. That’s what everything I do now is about. The fight for love—what I love, and that’s the music.
Let Dawn Richard paint a beautiful battle for you on “86″ after the jump.
Category: New Songs