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Dawn Richard Spencer Zahn 2

Dawn Richard and Spencer Zahn deliver four more tracks from collaborative album

28 September 2022, 15:03 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Dawn Richard and Spencer Zahn have unveiled Movement 2 of their debut collaborative album Pigments, which is made up of "Sienna", "Cerulean", "Opal" and "Saffron".

"Sienna", "Cerulean", "Opal" and "Saffron" follow August's Movement 1 release that included "Coral", "Sandstone", "Indigo" and "Vantablack". "Saffron" is teamed with another video directed by Richard, which stars dancers from the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA).

Richard and Zahn first collaborated on his 2018 debut album People of the Dawn, and soon after they decided to work on a new project, which is a tribute to Richard's father Frank Richard, the lead singer of Chocolate Milk. Richard explains that the songs tell a story of "someone painting with broken brushes." She adds, "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."

Pigments features contributions from Stuart Bogie (clarinets), Mike Haldeman (guitars, sampled electronic instruments), Malcolm Parson (cello, violin, viola), Dave Scalia (drums), Kirk Schoenherr (electric guitar), Jas Walton (tenor saxophone, flute), and Doug Wieselman (clarinets).

Pigments: Movement 2 is out now. Dawn Richard and Spencer Zahn's Pigments album will be released on 21 October via Merge Records, and is available to pre-order now.

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