Dawn Richard (also known as DAWN) has announced her new album, Second Line: An Electro Revival, with the song “Bussifame.”
The former Danity Kane member described the upcoming record as “a movement to bring pioneering Black women in electronic music to the forefront” in a press release. Second Line will mark Richard’s first LP through Merge Records and will feature her alter ego King Creole, an “assassin of stereotypes; a Black girl from the South at a crossroads in her artistic career.”
“The definition of a second line in New Orleans is a celebration of someone’s homecoming,” she added. “In death and in life, we celebrate the impact of a person’s legacy through dance and music. I’m celebrating the death of old views in the industry. The death of boxes and limits. I’m celebrating the homecoming of the Future. The homecoming to the new wave of artists. The emergence of all the King Creoles to come. This is our revival.”
The accompanying self-directed video for the dancefloor-ready “Bussifame” captures the R&B singer busting a move in front a large abandoned building. “Louie on my vest, matching the seats / Gotta mean head but that matches heat / Hopscotching on you hoes, trick the watch the feet / They tell me slow down, bitch never me / Bust it for me,” she croons.
Second Line: An Electro Revival arrives April 30. While you wait, watch the video for “Bussifame” below: