I don’t know if anybody can wrap their head around that. How’s the recording process for the record shaping up? I’m trying to get from the person I started out as, to the woman at the end of the tunnel who has a whole new perspective on life. Sean Combs talks reinvention and Diddy Dirty Money A confident Kelly Rowland calls new record 'a statement for me' Jill Scott debuts at No.
, with its hyper-kinetic harmonies and sleek production courtesy of Danja – Danity Kane, perhaps inevitably, disbanded.
After four years of on-camera turmoil, and two hit albums, Combs disbanded the group and Richard was announced to be the sole girl signed to his Bad Boy imprint. Can I ask once and for all, what is the real truth behind that fallout?
I had a choice: wait for someone else to understand what the project was about, or take it upon myself to go forward in my career and go hard, and hope that people got it along the way.Dawn Richard has accomplished a rare feat in pop music: she found success in two sonically different groups. The blessing is if you thought that was a lot, I can’t wait for you to hear the album. I don’t speak about it because I believe I still need to heal. It’s almost been five, six years now [since the group debuted; it was disbanded by Combs on the finale of “Making the Band” in 2009]. First, after competing on MTV’s reality competition, “Making the Band,” Sean “Diddy” Combs handpicked her to be one-fifth of the urban pop girl group Danity Kane. You mentioned all the heat you got after the demise of Danity Kane. It’s so high on a pedestal for me that I don’t want to hurt it. I come back and I say Dru, how was your day – and he did the same thing.I feel like that’s the world, how can you set that up musically? I’m a huge fan of Phil Collins and I’ll say, how do you incorporate that padding or that tone, and that’s what we come up with.” My favourite section of the album might be the moment it hits ‘Faith’, which is a masterclass in build-and-release both in itself and in its positioning two-thirds of the way through , between the multi-layered vocals and luxuriant strings that precede it on ‘Heaven’ and the devotional mysticism of ‘Scripture’.