Video: Dawn Richard – ‘Wild N’ Faith’

Dawn Richard

Dawn Richard transforms into a warrior goddess in the high-fashion video for “Faith” and “Wild N’ Young” aka “Wild N’ Faith,” the third and final visual from her No. 1 EP Armor On. In the concept-driven clip, the former Dirty Money diva goes to battle, losing the fight and restoring faith in warriors that have lost their way.

“I am the goddess of faith sent to restore faith in my apparitions,” Dawn told Rap-Up.com. “This carries the modern day Joan of Arc theme for Goldenheart. Each outfit carries a look of armor.”

Since leaving Bad Boy, the now independent Dawn’s path has mirrored the video. She has had to hear no evil, speak no evil, and see no evil.

The short film, directed by Eugene Lee Yang, serves as the segway into Goldenheart, the first album in her trilogy, due October 16.

Dawn Richard

Dawn Richard shows off her wardrobe for Goldenheart.

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71 Comments

  1. junior

    I loved everything about this video. A little freaky, but I can get with the message

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    Rihanna Navy Reply:

    @junior, i love the concept and other R&B acts need to take note, it’s all about indie-r&B. dawn is carving her own lane.

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    Queen Kimmy Blanco Reply:

    @junior, Is it me or does all of her songs sound like interludes or intros ? o.o

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    Vincent Reply:

    @Queen Kimmy Blanco, Because technically they are.. If you listen to any Dawn’s EP or her mixtape you’ll notice that every song plays into another. It’s actually really dope.

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    loj Reply:

    @Vincent, kinda like the dream’s first album love/hate

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    Roman Empire Reply:

    @junior, Come again HOE!! This bitch so extra and she tries #so hard. She’ll never be more than a background dancer/video hoe. She so plain, no star power.

    “I ain’t never had a problem given bitches the bidness, pop bitches in the eye like I finished my spinach”
    -HER MINAJESTY

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    Junior Reply:

    LMAO at @Roman Empire, Talk to me when your balls drop. Until then, carry on.

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    missySOpretty Reply:

    @Junior, Bitch, you are #not Frank Ocean so stop worrying about balls, lol. If you’re gonna @me , you best come correct.
    Try Again

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  2. WOW

    THIS VIDEO IS EVERYTHING THING AND MORE! DAWN AND HER TEAM IS TAKING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY BY STORM! AND SHE’S INDEPENDENT? ALL I GOT TO SAY IS WATCH OUT!

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    REAL Reply:

    @WOW, AMEN to DAT!!!

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    REAL Reply:

    @WOW, amen to dat

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  3. REAL

    im so damn tired of people over seeing her….all her songs are great and every video she came out with are WAAAYYYYY better than the rest9go watch them)…she is talented and she deserve to be at the top..besides beyonce…she is one of the hardest working women in the business.her work ethic is much like beyonce is…never stoping never giving up!!! God is going to bless her great lengths!!!!

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  4. TRP

    This is what you call, TALENT & ART!

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  5. Mr.GQ

    Epic music video! Dawn is beyond dope!

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  6. georgia23

    I HAVE BEEN GIVEN LIFE ABUNDANTLY WITH THIS VIDEO!!! I was a little disappointed in “Automatic” because I wanted her to play the story out but she gave me EVERYTHING I wanted from this short film… God is going to take her so far because this show of raw talent and imagination is EVERYTHING the R&B game is missing right now. There’s no individuality, no one is going against the grain and making their own path (with a few exceptions) musically and image wise. She’s going to be MAJOR. ALSO TO BE NOTED, SHE’S STILL NOT SIGNED. “You not a believer?”

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  7. Chrīsto

    OMFG. AMAZING. DAWN CAN’T WAIT FOR GOLDENHEART

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  8. Polliboy

    yoooooo!!! love dawn!!

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  9. @justbeingtyrek

    I fuck with Dawn, love her much xo

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  10. JeiSapphire

    YESSS MOTHER! WITH THE MESSAGE!! ARTISTRY AT ITS FINEST!!

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  11. Fa

    The styling works on the dancers but not on her.
    If her stylist reads this:
    In order to make her stand out she should have done a more minimal approach on the acc’s and head piece. The warrior Idea has been done so many times. The head piece is too big and the shape is not very flattering. The eye make up is overloaded and does not add anything interesting to her facial features…In general I understand that she tries to be edgy. But in order to break the rules you have to know them!!!!!

    It’s not my type of “music” but I see her trying hard! She is a fighter!

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    :/ Reply:

    @Fa, Who are you???

    Have an unwarranted, opinionated seat. No one asked you for any of that…………………

    What success have you had that gives you the authority/jurisdiction to say she and her stylist didn’t do it “right”??? :/

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  12. MJ

    I LOVED THIS SO MUCH!!!!!!!! I really can’t wait for #GOLDENHEART to drop this October!! Dawn deserves every amount of success that comes her way. And she’s proved that with the right amount of determination and effort, you don’t need to be signed to a Label to get what you want

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  13. whitechocolate

    Snatch Dawnky Dawnk had some good visuals in this.

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  14. Speak

    I’m so proud. She’s doing all of this on her own. Well done!!

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  15. B. Goldn

    Loved Bombs Away, Hated Automatic, but this, THISSS! It spoke to me. It gave me HiGH Fashion, Glamour, concept, thought provoking story, and a message and I loved every minute of it. Much respect for such shapeful use of the craft!

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    O_O Reply:

    @B. Goldn,Took the words right out of my mouth. The styling, location choreography and concept for Bombs was perfection. Automatic was gobshyte, the song n all but this. This was great (not as over all cohesive as bombs but the faith video was the closest thing to bombs level with the added message. Wild n Young would have been better without the dancing and less Dawn. It really just needed the story of the battle and a glimpse that alluded to Dawn being the fighter.

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  16. Ab

    This from a girl without a label. WOW.WOW.WOW

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    Songstress Reply:

    @Ab, RIGHT !!!! This video was amazing !

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    Ab Reply:

    @Songstress, People forget she doesnt have a big team behind her. BUT she delivered an GREAT EP, 3 videos and an upcoming album.
    She has all my respect for grinding!

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  17. Arno

    illuminati puppet

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    Kylie Reply:

    @Arno, She is an indie artist with (sorry to say) no fanbase. Illu must be scratching real low to recruit huh.

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    :/ Reply:

    @Kylie, The Illuminati has nothing to do with Indie artists………………… So……. STOP IT! You sound ignorant!

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  18. LevelNexter

    This is great art. I call this “Next”

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  19. Songstress

    YESSS Props to this video….this was sooo good !

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  20. Kylie

    If Dawn had a Kelly Rowland or Brandy face and Brandys body she’d be signed and the lessers would be biting their arms off to get in with her.

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    junior Reply:

    @Kylie, No shade but these women’s labels aren’t doing MUCH for them. They been on that struggle and album push back life for the longest.

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    LoveLife Reply:

    @junior, Lmao EXACTLY !!… Go DAWN !!! Yasss

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    credits Reply:

    @junior, brandy’s campaign is shaping up to be just fine.

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  21. coleminersmusic

    She is def creative and new and fresh, but I feel like a lot of her concepts are too overthought and congested with basic imagery. I like these videos a lot more than her last but “Bombs” is still her best visual, so far.

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  22. manjeo

    this is what’s missing in most music today

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  23. jp

    work!!!!

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  24. Angel cake

    She fucking kill’t it like damn ma do your thing

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  25. Antonio DeJoyce

    This is like so next dimensional I don’t know if they ready for this LOL… I loved loved loved the video all :)))))))’s Dawn is ready in a lane of her own right now, and the way her EP sold INDEPENDENTLY … I’m pretty sure her album is gonna follow suit.. This chick is it!!! Love it love it love it !!!!

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  26. zig

    amazing!!

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  27. Yo

    slay on, slayer!!!

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  28. Kyle

    I love this woman’s artisitic vision and she is doing this all by herself. So much respect for her! I can’t wait to get her album!

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  29. SoOdd

    Love this video! She making hard work pay off. All these lazy entitled artist better watch out. This is the real deal. I’m excited for her future. Ready to buy an album. Where they at?

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    Mannnnn Reply:

    @SoOdd, She’s dope!

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  30. Mannnnn

    Dope, Dope, Dope!

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  31. billionaire

    This video is everything! Impressive Dawn!

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  32. lol

    wow at first i thought i didn’t like it but it got better and better.

    That was really epic….

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  33. Ftab

    What I don’t get is how is this song not everywhere. This is a hit for sure this girl is amazing to me. Video is really the best this year. From an indie artist

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  34. Hugh

    Looking amazing

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  35. V.I.C.

    amazing. making better videos than people on a major label.

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  36. coolone

    this video I f@%%king awesome! love dawn!

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  37. Matt

    I really wish she just released Faith as a single, because that song would blow up on the charts. Anyone I play it for loves it.

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  38. Will

    Slayed. Leaving Bad Boy was the best move she ever made. She would of been stuck in limbo for fucking years. Cassie, anyone?

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  39. Will

    Slayed. Leaving Bad Boy was the best move she could of made. She would of been stuck in limbo for years. Cassie, anyone?

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  40. psychicfrench974

    this clip video is so “Janetfull” . The concept is brilliant , this indie pop-r’n'b-electro piece is great……… Mainstream phoney songs must take example on it

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  41. Jay

    Ok. I did NOT expect that at all. This video is amazing!!! Love it! Dawn vocally always delivers and this has to be her best video so far. NO, it’s definitely her best video so far. Very unusual, which I like. I gotta watch this one again. And wow! The second half of this video is insane! Love it! :)

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  42. Yung Zoeie

    OMG! Dawn got in from that video, I see where she putting her Dirty Money, dollars; In her career. Good Look.

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  43. WonderLand19

    Dawn’s best video yet!!!!!! AMAZING!!!! WOW! One of the best videos of 2012

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  44. coolone

    Man…i dont even know what to say….other than she is putting out dope sh%& with her own money…not even signed…and the stuff she putting out is better than some these other artists out here that’s signed…so far..i have loved everything that she has done…i really want to see her succeed. Go dawn!

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  45. Classy

    Dawn has unbelievable talent..I see her becoming that “It” factor in the music industry. She’s definitely making her mark. And she’s going to get better, which is scary.

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  46. coMEaTmEbRO

    I’ve said this 1000 times already, and I’ll say it again, I like Dawn, but it seems as if everything she does is “OVER DONE”.

    She has talent for days, but there’s a difference in being “different” and TRYING to be “different”.

    This video reminds me of Kelis’s “Flesh Tone” era all put in one.

    Dawn can no doubt make some hits, but when it comes to “visual”, she does TO MUCH.

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  47. dawn lover

    I love dawn the video was great I read these comments and it terrible that her video looks of thought; really ?? I’ve seen so many concept done over time just to be repeated …..for instance the whole lemme call another artist who featured on my track and we go party in a club concept or the infamous love saga visual ….come on her video is all her I guess alejandro wasn’t over thought or what about marry the night that video was 13 mind of whats?? To except what new and drag we need to rod our mind of what’s been done before and what’s “noted” and to just take things as they come its either good or its bad …and I say this is fantastic

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  48. Come on

    Hey waterheads THIS IS NOT A GOOD VIDEO IT S CHEAP WITH NO SENSE

    THIS IS NOT ARTISTIC THIS IS DELIRIOUS AND STUPID / UNDONE DOESN T MEAN GOOD OR ARTISTIC

    It s all about brain washing and it seems to work lol

    She will never leave her mark in music and art cause her talent is too light, she s not untalented at all : but too much light

    I like it bold and impressive like Beyoncé Knowles, who is a GENIUS even if she s a stupid illuminati

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  49. Trezz

    THIS IS SOME 2030 NEXT LEVEL MORTAL KOMBAT SHIT.

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  50. wassupp

    DAWN IS SO AMAZING.!! She deserves more attention than what she has…. SHE IS ON SOME NEXT LEVEL ISH. So frecking creative.

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  51. 4/4/2012 Part Bulioeez

    This video looks more like an Mix of Natvie american indian but Nice video

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  52. hill

    dawn dawn dawn u have out did yourself n some love love love everything my favorite 2 parts are when u breate on the guy and kiss the guy in the chair there look was like what the hell was that spectacular let go!!!! love u dawn :)

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