Are you ready to dance? Are you ready for the revival? Are you ready for Dawn Richard? Because not too long ago, everyone’s feasted on Richard’s 'Second Line', an album that embodies the heritage of soul music and the roots of New Orleans, all surrounded by the influences of electronic futurism. To kick off the celebrations, Richard dropped a music video for 'Second Line’s' newest single, “Boomerang”.
Much like the New Orleans–born artist who created it, 'Second Line' is an unapologetic genre bender that pushes boundaries, expands possibilities, and shatters expectations. It’s more than just an album: 'Second Line' is a cohesive sensory experience that questions traditional ideas of sound, production, and visual aesthetics as they relate to music. Its interlocking parts tell an epic story about the quest for artistic expression, with Dawn describing her project as “a movement to bring pioneering Black women in electronic music to the forefront.”
'Second Line' LPs and CDs are shipping out from the Merge store now, where you can bundle the album with an exclusive lyric zine and/or long-sleeved t-shirt at a discount. The white Deluxe Peak Vinyl edition featuring a bonus King Creole–shaped 12-inch is sold out in our shop but can still be purchased at Rough Trade (US | UK).