Dawn Richard is a former member of the Bad Boy reality-TV girl group Danity Kane and of Diddy’s shockingly great new-wavey group Diddy-Dirty Money. But other than some time spent with an ill-fated Danity Kane reunion, she’s spent the past few years on her own, making inventive and badass spaced-out soul records and releasing them on her own. She’s now using the name D∆WN, and her new song “Running From Sane” is the first track in this year’s Adult Swim Singles Program. The song draws a lot of inspiration from forward-thinking dance music, but it’s also got harmonies that remind me of traditional folk. It’s a powerful, interesting piece of music, and you can hear it below.
Starting at noon, you’ll be able to download the track for free here.