Buzzing R&B songstress Dounia has released her new album THE SCANDAL today. Featuring a guest appearance from Dounia’s unpredictable Arabic speaking alter ego, Moroccan Doll on the track “LOWKEY GRL”, THE SCANDAL features 12 tracks all written by Dounia.
Amidst a very productive year, Dounia’s star continues to shine. Since the spring, the bubbling-under recording artist has zig-zagged North America playing a number of major music festivals including BUKU Music + Arts Festival, SunFest and Soundset. She’ll continue the festival circuit this summer and fall embarking on her first Europe festivals in August and Rolling Loud Bay Area on September 28th in Oakland.
Last November, Dounia released her sophomore EP The Avant-Garden, which included the critically acclaimed single “Rich Girl Mood,” featuring R&B singer-songwriter Kehlani. In late October, she joined French pop star Christine and the Queens on a series of tour dates across North America and has since been profiled in Vogue, who dubbed her as a “Modern day bombshell” who “hasn’t just arrived – she’s arrived“. V Magazine praised her as “New York’s very own princess,” with “a lot more than a pretty face,” she made Refinery29’s coveted Z-List, and most recently, Teen Voguespotlighted Dounia as a “rising music star” in their annual music issue.
Queens-born and Moroccan raised, Dounia has been amassing an impressive following with her relatable songs and personality, using her platform to champion body positivity as much as her talent. Dounia made her debut in 2017 with the genre-bending “Intro To” EP, which produced the hits “East Coast Hiding” and “Shyne.” Since that release, Dounia has garnered the attention of Vogue, V Magazine, TIME Magazine, The FADER, Dazed, VICE, and Highsnobiety, among others.
THE SCANDAL Track Listing:
1. GLASS WALLS
2. SAW IT FIRST
3. UP 4 AIR
7. LOWKEY GRL (feat. Moroccan Doll)