Behind the Video: Dawn Richard – ‘86’

Dawn Richard

Dawn Richard leaps into action in the short film for “86,” the first single off her full-length debut Goldenheart. The warrior princess shows off her moves as she fights her enemies and pays homage to her past including Danity Kane, her childhood, and native New Orleans in the inspirational visuals, directed by Eugene Lee Yang (“Wild N’ Faith”).

“We’re using all the things in my past that people may view as negative as a catalyst to be inspiring—to fight for something,” explains Dawn.

The video will premiere Tuesday, the same day Goldenheart arrives in stores and online. Go behind the scenes of “86” below.

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36 Comments

  1. Wow

    Can’t wait until the video drops. And if you haven’t heard her Goldenheart Album snippets. You should go listen to it, it’s amazing! I will be buying her album when it drops.

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  2. Luxury

    i LOVE this woman

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  3. JustCoastWitHa

    yes dawn

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  4. 2bad2bme

    waiting for goldenheart to leak sooo bad…sorry but i still pre-ordered it

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    KeepingItFunky Reply:

    @2bad2bme, It won’t leak bc she’s independent. Only abount 5 people have grabs on it! Lol if you haven’t noticed, none of her music has ever leaked but everyone else on a label, has.

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    Frequency Reply:

    @KeepingItFunky, There is actually a chance that it could leak if someone at one of the stores the album is being sold in decides to rip it to their computer. But I doubt that will happen

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    KeepingItFunky Reply:

    @Frequency, Yeah the probability of that happening is very slim.

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  5. Yay

    I love this woman for her courage, work ethic and authenticity. God bless her golden heart.

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  6. Thetruth

    Dawn is soooo amazing!

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  7. #BEENTRILL

    DAWN STOP MAKING YOUR OWN CLOTHES, MA! XO

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    Yay Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL, Kiss it. and by it I mean her cute little A.

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    Noahlovesiggy Reply:

    @#BEENTRILL, stop workin a minimum wage job and making hatin comments on blogs.

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  8. Benjamin

    I mean she flips, dances , she’s acting. On top of a message on top of quality music. Dawn is amazing!

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  9. Nicki banks

    Go awf. Did she just flip and fight and give me a story line! All her visuals are well though out!! So awesome!

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  10. Wow

    Dawn treats herself and her project like she would expect a major label to treat Adele, Gaga, Beyonce, One Direction and Taylor Swift. Independent is the new Major Label and Dawn Richard is leading the way….get like her.

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  11. Heartsheaux

    Another reason why this girl is in a league of her own. The story behind this ! Her dancing skills. She’s flipping!!!!! I can’t wait to see this !

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  12. Hov

    Is there anything Dawn can’t do? I mean she dances. Flips. Sangs, writes, produces. Incredible

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  13. Sam

    She just need someone like Ryan Secrest to get one of her catchier tracks and play it non stop on the radio. She just needs a crack in that mainstream door and she will ruin it for every label fucking around with garbage acts and garbage music.

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  14. youbmad

    Tues nt coming fast enough.

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  15. Sam

    That said. I fear all people will be looking at and talking about is her ASSets. A part of short shorts is all that’s needed here.

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    Hov Reply:

    @Sam, no dawn has a Clever way of making sexy classy. I think people will get the message

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  16. Manj

    I am a huge fan of Dawn. She is doing something very unique and she’s doing it with such quality, and passion. I can’t wait to buy this album.

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  17. Amir

    I won’t be able to see the video premiere because I’m going to her at J&R in NYC on tuesday january 15, She is doing a performance and signing cd’s :)

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    KeepingItFunky Reply:

    @Amir, You don’t have a phone?? Lol watch it on there.

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  18. KOS-MOS-18

    I wish I could backflip like that lol #1/15/13

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  19. :)

    LOVE

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  20. :)

    this

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  21. :)

    women!

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  22. ADO!

    EVERYONE GO OUT AND BUY HER NEW ALBUM!!!

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  23. LOVE HER!

    I hope she comes to Minnesota!!

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  24. 86!

    she deserves success!!

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  25. get that money!

    love you dawn!

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  26. :D

    do you boo!!

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  27. Bizunes Prounld Foboze Changed 2013

    guess somebody will kick her ass in the music video. Pretty good behind the video

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  28. WonderLand19

    Let me go pre-Order this album now!

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  29. tb1820

    This is song is bomb.

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