D∆WN (Dawn Richard) continues her venture into the intergalactic graphic abyss with “Cali Sun.”
D∆WN’s RED*emp*tion record, the final installment in her trilogy project, is another head-tilting visual spectacular. When two planets collide, D∆WN finds a resurgence. As she rises above the horizon, the “Cali Sun” shines its glitchy light on tidy palm tree-ridden islands. You’ll need to sit down for this one.
“I’m excited to go back to animation: I started in animation with my own comics and drawing, and even the Danity Kane name came from a character I created in high school,” she told Rolling Stone. “I find there is a lack of diversity in animation and comic writers and wanted to shed light on how many amazing black illustrators, writers, and designers we have.”
“‘Cali Sun’ is again the story of the dreamer,” she says of the Machinedrum-produced track. “That first dream that you had, there’s a sense of bigness when you’re walking into it. Dreams rise like the sun and set like the sun: One minute it is high and bright, the next minute you might lose it.”