Dawn Richard is everything but a Stepford Wife in the video for “Automatic,” a single written and produced by Andrew “Druski” Scott and Carla Carter that appears on Dawn’s Armor On EP.
“Automatic” tells the tale of a lover realizing her self-worth and breaking away from her controlling partner. In the video, she symbolizes her independence by transforming from a golden robot to a black symbiotic entity, which is her true self.
[Update] Dawn has provided rehearsal footage of her performing the choreography for the video. In case you’re wondering, she’s stomping in Isabel Marants.