Dawn Richard

Behind the Video: Dawn Richard – ‘86’

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.