Today's Bounce Back artist is none other than Dionne Farris. In case you can't recall, Dionne was briefly a member of the alternative hip hop group Arrested Development, lending her sprawling vocals to the 1992 single, "Tennessee." Soon after that, the pint-sized powerhouse from Atlanta, Georgia, went out on her own, exploring her rocker side with 1994's Wild Seed, Wild Flower. The lead single "I Know" peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. And of course, the song she might be most remembered for is 1997's "Hopeless" from the Love Jones motion picture soundtrack.
Well, thankfully, after a long hiatus, Dionne is back with a new release, the appropriately entitled Signs of Life, which is available online here. She's also under new management, being represented by Matthew Knowles (yup, Solange's daddy) after signing to Free and Clear Records. Her new single, "For U", is a multi-layered, soulful slow jam that fits her voice perfectly. Check it out below and give us some feedback on today's Bounce Back.
Dionne Farris: "For U"