Singer Dawn Richard’s impressed the world as a member of music groups Diddy-Dirty Money and Danity Kane. She amazed us further as a solo artist with the release of her acclaimed EPs Armor On and Whiteout and jaw-dropping music videos and concepts throughout the last year. Now she is really set to shine with the release of her long-awaited debut album Goldenheart.

The 16-track independent release is an R&B field day of progressive, rhythmic beats, smooth sounds and spine-tingling vocals that are hook-laden and easy to listen too. She sings about heartache and breaking through in the music industry. “Pretty Wicked Things”, “Northern Lights”, “Tug of War” and “Frequency” are definitely our stand out tracks.

With the album in stores and on iTunes now, Dawn celebrates the release with the short film for “’86,” directed by Eugene Lee Yang. In the powerful visuals, the leader of the Hearts pays homage to her past including Danity Kane, her childhood, and native New Orleans.

“We’re using all the things in my past that people may view as negative as a catalyst to be inspiring—to fight for something,” she explained.

“Goldenheart is like a modern-day Joan of Arc. Think of it like medieval times-cum-2045 or Lancelot and Guinevere in 3025.”

The beautiful 29-year-old singer and songwriter has sold over 2 million copies of her projects worldwide. Make sure you support her and buy Goldenheart here so she can continue her flying high solo.