Dawn Richard may be a solo star, but she hasn’t forgotten where she came from. The former Danity Kane member reflects on the past in the short film for “’86.” In the Eugene Lee Yang-directed video (“Wild N’ Faith”), Dawn sports chain armor and a mask as she battles with a warrior in what appears to be some Danity Kane-esque apparitions.
“‘86’ is an homage to my past,” explains Dawn. “Everyone wants to look at the Danity Kane thing as a negative but it’s a positive. The girls have been and continue to be a guiding force in my journey throughout this music business.”
The video is set to debut in the next week, while Dawn’s Christmas EP Whiteout arrives on December 1.