Fresh off her celebrated EP "Armor On" singer/songwriter Dawn Richard has announced the release of her debut LP, "Goldenheart."
Debuting one of two covers (pictured) for the project early Monday, Richard promises twelve tracks will be featured on the album, which is the first of a three part series documenting love, loss, and redemption.
Due October 16, "Goldenheart" features production from longtime collaborator and Grammy nominated producer Andrew "Druski" Scott (Trinitee 5:7, Michelle Williams, Keyshia Cole, Omarion), The Fisticuffs (Miguel, Jhene Aiko) and Deonte (Will.I.Am, Chris Brown, Lloyd).
"There were a lot of doubters after I announced my decision to leave Bad Boy," says Richard. "But I'm a survivor. I'm a fighter. I have a story that needs to be told not only for me, but for those out there that are like me."
On March 27, 2012, Richard released Armor On exclusively on iTunes and within three hours, the EP landed in the #1 spot on the iTunes R&B/Soul Charts and debuted on the Billboard Charts at the #4 spot on the Heatseeker Charts, #15 on the Independent Charts and #28 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Charts respectively.
"Goldenheart is going to be a life changing album," proclaims Grammy nominated producer/songwriter Druski. "It's exciting that we are changing the mold of R&B, how it sounds, how it looks and how it is distributed. You don't see this kind of movement in Urban music, especially on the Independent level. She's done it once, I know she'll do it again."
The first official single from Goldenheart is titled "'86" and will be available on iTunes September 26th.
"Goldenheart" is due October 16.