has finally released her highly anticipated Black Girl Magic album.
Featuring collaborations with boundary-breaking artists likeand , among others, Black Girl Magic interpolates spoken word soliloquies with pulsing sound design and unapologetic lyricism.
The album opens with "Love Is," a record which defines its entire purpose and concept: love. The ensuing track, "Love Is a State of Mind," picks up the tempo with a brisk four-on-the-floor house groove and acid house-inspired synths. Dancing up to "In The Club," Dijon's sound gets more nostalgic. Fluttering, filtered synths and a palpitating bassline carry us right into Eve's warm vocals.
She closes out Black Girl Magic with "La Femme Fantastique," a ferocious collaboration with Josh Caffe that was named one of EDM.com's. The track opens with breathy vocals and deep reverb before a riveting drop, a perfect coda to an album that has the feel of a tour de force for Dijon.
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Prior to its release, the track had been a fan-favorite in their live sets for over a year.
The album features collaborations with Channel Tres, Eve, Pabllo Vittar and more.
Nov 18, 2022
"This album is dedicated to love," she said in a press release shared with EDM.com. "Love of music, community, but most of all the love of self. Being true to who you are in spite of everything else and having the courage to love fearlessly."
Dijon had a head-turning year in 2022. Many leading contemporary artists sought out the exuberant DJ to lend her talents to their music, namely Beyoncé, who recruited her for the record-breaking. Dijon also the album's lead single, "BREAK MY SOUL."
You can listen to Black Girl Magic below and stream the album.
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