“It was a chilly, sleepy Monday night in the District, but D∆WN was ready to party. The artist formerly known as Dawn Richard took to the small stage of DC9 wearing a barely-there outfit of red-sequined hot pants, a sheer top and knee-high stiletto boots. When she asked, “So can we have some fun tonight?,” the question was clearly rhetorical.
After an instrumental introduction, Richard launched into “Faith,” a 2012 cut reminiscent of Drake and Rihanna’s “Take Care” that found her belting out “You never lost faith in me” over synth chords and a galloping club beat. The lyric is telling — it seems to speak to fans that have never given up on the singer, despite the winding path her career has taken.”