How Dessa’s turn to neuroscience inspired her new album
Rapper Dessa is a member of the indie hip-hop collective Doomtree, and she now has four solo albums and a Hamilton mixtape song under her belt. Haunted by a breakup, she turned to neuroscience to fall out of love and found answers that inform her new album, Chime.
On a rainy night two years ago, rapper Dessa pulled over on the side of the road to take a call. The name of a man she had dated on and off for years flashed across caller ID; they weren’t dating any longer, but the sight of his name still inspired a “full bloom of feeling” in her chest.She picked up. He had called about nothing important. After hanging up, she felt deflated, then furious with ...
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