Dawn Richard Teases Animated Short Film With Adult Swim

Published: Saturday 29th Oct 2016 by TGJ Team

As the day of ‘Redemption’ nears (Nov 18th), songstress Dawn Richard continues to demonstrate her wide-spanning skill-set.

For, though the queen of hearts’ vocals reign over the high-energy beats of indie EDM, she may have a tactic to conquer the colorful world of animation too.

Though mum on whether it’s tied to the her LP, the NOLA native has teased a trailer for an animated short film; one produced in partnership with Adult Swim.

Take a peek…

this has always been a dream of mine to be able to animate and curate with @adultswim Excited to share my new animated short . Black Wax Creative and Our Dawn Entertainment introduce to you “Aya”.

A video posted by D∆WN (@dawnrichard) on

Little is known about the project in the way of specifics. But it’s clear Richard is taking it seriously. Perhaps even more than her music.

Why, one may wonder?

Last month, she spoke candidly with Vogue, disclosing uncertainty about continuing her music career as her album trilogy series will be completed upon the release of ‘Redemption.’ She said:

“I don’t know if I’m going to do this music sh*t after this.”

Speaking earlier to Rolling Stone about her artistic leanings, she said:

“I’m excited to go back to animation: I started in animation with my own comics and drawing, and even the Danity Kane name came from a character I created in high school.

I find there is a lack of diversity in animation and comic writers and wanted to shed light on how many black illustrators, writers, and designers we have.”

Kudos to Dawn.

She’s lost a little of the buzz that  followed offerings such as ‘Bombs’ and ‘Dance,’ but there’s no denying her hustle.

How many of these other girls are out here creating animations?

Your thoughts?

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  1. cocobutta October 29, 2016

    God damn Dawn!! Talk about Might Morphing Face Changer!! Good ass surgery but far from the Dawn of Making The Band days.
    Always creative though

    • Danzou October 29, 2016

      I just don’t think everybody gets surgery. Sometimes really make transformations.

  2. #JACKIE October 29, 2016

    Who is that in the pic?

    • Noooooo October 29, 2016

      I think it’s Brandy

  3. Grapejuice fan October 29, 2016

    Those shoes are gorg ?

  4. Ronnie October 29, 2016

    I love Dawn and her music, I really wish she could give a us a real solid R&B effort, SMFU is one of my favorite songs ever.

    • JC October 29, 2016

      I agree; I am getting a little suspect of these artists giving me faux enlightenment tease.

  5. Weaveney October 29, 2016

    I’ve never seen a website ride a flop’s d*** so hard. I’ve never seen this but her entire discography on Wikipedia are all flat out “-“s as in DIDN’T CHART. If this site likes someone, they’re not flopping, they’re “hustling”. But one month of a single not charting in the top ten for an artist this site hates, and they’re labelled “tired”.

  6. Mark October 29, 2016

    Until she comes forward and admits to her plastic surgery, I’m not here for anything she’s selling. Weirdo. Lol

  7. JuicyLipps October 29, 2016

    “I don’t know her” ( Mariah voice)

  8. J October 29, 2016

    Her promotion confuses me… She released all of those singles and none of them will be on the album. Virtually no buzz at this point but now it’s coming out lol

  9. Kwinzy October 29, 2016

    Damn it’s like she paid the surgeon extra cheese to have Khia’s eyes. It’s uncanny. ?

  10. We Nowqd Redv dibut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremixi October 30, 2016

    Lol these comments and Not many people know who she is in today music

  11. Slay_Hive October 30, 2016

    She LOOKS like an anime character

  12. taqui Arandi October 30, 2016

    You cant blame DAWN from yall being sleep?
    She just filmed 2 movies, Released a animated movie with Tori Spelling, and made a guess appearance on Rosewood… Released her own Animation via Adult Swim and sign on as a legit partner… She stays featured in The Rolling Stone, Vogue, Fader magazines…

    Anybody thinking she has no buzz is late to the party… She is still independent and outside the urban world she is in high demand after her showings at SXSW & several other festival….

    Redemption is comin

  13. Junior in Jamaica October 31, 2016

    Is that really her? For a moment I thought it was Jourdan Dunn.

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