New Song: Dawn Richard, ‘December Sky’

Dawn Richard, formerly of Danity Kane (we’ll miss you!) and ex-one-third of Diddy‘s 2010 side project Diddy-Dirty Money, is officially stepping out on her own. And what better time to release a solo single than during the holidays? (Merry Christmas!) True, Justin Bieber may have the monopoly on all things holiday, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t cheat on him a little to appreciate another killer Christmas tune.

Dawn Richard’s latest, “December Sky, is a pop/R&B mid-tempo joint that finds Dawn singing to a loved one who’s away during the holiday season. Dawn’s sultry voice carries the song, and not only will this record bring a warm feeling to those missing loved ones this December, but it’s also about to cement Dawn’s place as one bomb-ass solo artist. Get yours, girl.

About what inspired “December Sky,” Dawn explains, “A lot of people won’t be able to see their loved ones this Christmas. Whether they are serving in Iraq/Iran, in the industry or working a 9-to-5, the truth is a lot of us aren’t able to make it home for the holidays. So this record is for them and anyone else missing their love — the sky and stars are a gift for us both because no matter how far apart we are, we are under the same sky.” Yo girl, you offer life coach services?

+ Listen to Dawn Richard’s “December Sky.”