R&B singer Dounia has released her third EP, NOT GOOD FOR THE EGO, on Tuesday (May 21).
The four-track EP features production from DJ Frank E, Danny Majic, Bordeaux, Jeff Kleinman, Non Native and Dounia herself, and comes on the heels of her March single, “Lowkey Girl,” which was featured in Complex and has amassed over 30,000 YouTube views and hundreds of thousands of streams.
“It’s crazy to me how sonically different these songs are from each other, considering they were all made around the same time and naturally made a lot of sense to me to pair up. ‘UP 4 AIR’ and ‘ZERO’ give me the dynamic melodic components that can set an ambiance and really make this taste pack colorful and airy, while ‘TOXIC’ and ‘TRUST ISSUES’ offer a duskier and lyrically dense feeling that I always feel is necessary to have on any collection of songs from me,” Dounia describes the project in an exclusive statement to HipHopDX.
The Queens-born, Moroccan-raised artist first debuted in 2017 with her Intro To EP, and has steadily been climbing the ranks since. Her sophomore EP, The Avant-Garden, features the Kehlani-assisted single, “Rich Girl Mood.” The 22-year-old has been racking up a resume of performances across the country, including BUKU Music + Arts Festival, SunFest, and Soundset. She is also slated to perform at Mad Decent’s Block Party festival in Boston this summer.
NOT GOOD FOR THE EGO Track Listing:
3) UP 4 AIR
4) TRUST ISSUES