Rising R&B singer Dounia has released her debut studio album, THE SCANDAL, on Wednesday (July 17). The 12-track project builds on her May NOT GOOD FOR THE EGO EP, repurposing two singles from the previous work.
Dounia herself is credited as the sole writer behind the lyrics on the new album. The multi-talented songstress also garners some production credits for several of the tracks, including the album’s lead single, DELIGHTFUL, which dropped on July 2. Producers Gio, Z3N, Mavigz, Jeff Kleinman, DJ Frank E, Danny Majic, Bourdeaux, Breakfast N Vegas, Non Native, and Diego Ave also make appearances across the project.
“THE SCANDAL I feel is my most vulnerable project yet. I really wanted to be transparent with my experiences this past year, in regards to relationships, the music industry and life in general. In the same breath, I still feel like it offers the sonically versatile nature I try to integrate into all of my bodies of work,” says the Queens-born artist in an exclusive quote to DX.
In just a few days, Dounia will hit the stage at Diplo’s Mad City Festival in Boston on July 20, to be followed by a performance at Rolling Loud Bay Area on September 28 in Oakland.
Check out THE SCANDAL cover art, stream and tracklist below.
THE SCANDAL Track Listing:
1) GLASS WALLS
2) SAW IT FIRST
3) UP 4 AIR
7) LOWKEY GRL (feat. Moroccan Doll)