Dawn Richard has teamed up with producer/composer Spencer Zahn for a new collaborative album. The duo will release Pigments on October 21 via Merge. They’ve shared a new suite of songs from the album—”Coral,” “Sandstone,” “Indigo” and “Vantablack”—which have a gorgeous and atmospheric sensibility that recalls late-era Talk Talk and ECM Records jazz. You can hear all four parts below.
Richard describes the process of making the album being akin to “someone painting with broken brushes. I felt like the tools that I and other people like me were dealt weren’t shiny. Yet we still painted these beautiful pictures. This album is what it means to be a dreamer and finally reach a place where you’ve decided to love the pigments that you have.”
Dawn Richard and Spencer Zahn Pigments tracklist:
Dawn Richard’s “Bussifame” is featured on our list of the Top 100 Songs of 2021.