Many Drake fans tend to applaud his “time-stamp” records and his records that start with the word “the,” but there is hardly ever any love shown to his interludes. From “Bria’s Interlude” on So Far Gone to “Good Ones Go” on Take Care, Drake has consistently nailed his interludes. At times, he uses his interludes as a way to pass the mic to another talented artist. In the past, he’s called on Omarion and Jorja Smith to do the honors. On his most recent album, Certified Lover Boy, he called on Yebba. “Yebba’s Heartbreak” provided a much-needed break before things changed course with “No Friends In The Industry.” It also introduced many casual fans to the singer who delivered “My Mind” and shined on “How Deep Is Your Love” with PJ Morton.
Capitalizing on the moment, she has elected to release a new project just a week after appearing on Certified Lover Boy. Produced by Mark Ronson, Yebba’s new project, Dawn, highlights her soulful voice while pairing it with great storytelling. Throughout the project, she tells listeners how she deals with grief, honors her mother and establishes connections with the likes of Smino and A$AP Rocky. While Yebba has been around for some time now, Dawn provides a great intro into who she is as an artist and the potential she has moving forward.