In 2012, after gradually losing interest, Coombs disbanded the group over email, and Richard successfully requested release from his contract. (She and Combs keep in touch.) She met several key labels, all of whom passed. Undisputed, he is committed to being independent, and has begun working on a trilogy of concept albums with experimental electronic producers such as Andrew “Drusky” Scott, Noussole III, and Machidrum.
“I was immediately struck by how talented she was and how she turned to stranger beats,” Machridrum said in an interview. “A lot of artists are sucked into social media these days; They feel as if they are not there. But you can tell that he is there to work. “
After his creativity was decided by others for nearly a decade, tapping into this freedom was like closing a bottle. “I was an adult who was never able to say what I wanted to wear?” “So I started doing what I liked. I was so rejected, I didn’t care that people got together. I just need to remove it. “
When she received critical acclaim, there was then a minor support element to praise for the girl’s group career. “It seemed to me that maybe Danity Kane was a joke – like what I had done before was seen as some bubble gum thing, and Now I am a legitimate artist, ”she said. “I objected that I had not changed anything; I just got an opportunity to write more. “
Over the next few years she continued to work on full-length records, loose singles, feature appearances, remixes and ornate music videos – most of it self-funded, which would have made it more disappointing if it hadn’t made an impact, So it was expected that. Dressed, Richard first demoted to New Orleans for an extended period, as she drove away. There, she reunited herself with the city’s creative rhythms, which had changed dramatically after Katrina’s, and settled on translating her music. (Instead of dialing in his production values, he covered a finance class at the University of New Orleans to better manage his funds.)
“You can take people outside of New Orleans, but you can’t take people out of New Orleans; No matter where we are, culture resides in us, ”said jazz musician Trombone Shorty, who has known Richard since childhood. “She wanted to add her taste and her style to what we already have here and pursue it, while at the same time respecting the culture and where it comes from.”