Music journalist Christian Wikane's seriously in-depth interview with Dionne Farris ran recently over at PopMatters. Great stuff, and well worth the time to read because it answers the question: "What ever happened to Dionne Farris?" She's essentially flown under the radar since 1997, when her song "Hopeless" appeared on the "Love Jones" soundtrack. From her parting ways with Arrested Development, to her tense relationship with a major label that didn't understand how to market her in the face of a critically acclaimed debut album, to her losing and–lucky for us–regaining her desire to sing, this article covers a lot of ground.
And the upside is that she's back with a new perspective, a new album (Signs of Life) and her own label (Free and Clear). In fact, here's a some advice that other artists, particularly those that aren't interested in fitting into the industry's outdated and overly small boxes should heed:
Her new album is available for direct download on her MySpace page.
- Season of the Wild Flower: An Interview With Dionne Farris by Christian Wikane