Dionne Farris Returns

by Winston "Stone" Ford

Dionne FarrisRemember Dionne Farris? We were first introduced to her by way of her vocals on Arrested Development's 1992 breakthrough single “Tennessee,” and, as a result, she helped put them on the map. In 1995, she dropped her solo album Wild Seed — Wild Flower which spawned the alternative hit “I Know,” besides being a solid effort throughout. Then there was “Hopeless” (as a penny with a hole in it), her contribution to the 1997 Love Jones soundtrack. After that, she just…disappeared.

Well, after a 10 year hiatus, Farris is finishing a new, as-yet-untitled studio album, set for release first-quarter 2006 via Sanctuary Urban.

Sanctuary's president, Matthew Knowles, describes the set as “a lot more R&B” with “a slight alternative edge,” according to