The video is an dark and animated visual the songstress directed with digital studio, We Were Monkeys. Going deep in the futuristic clip, Richard stars as a gladiator on his journey through a battlefield—simultaneous to her own journey in the industry and with her former group, Danity Kane.
She told the New York Times of her project, Blackheart.
“It took a lot to come to this point, and this project is definitely the deepest, darkest place I’ve been. It became more than just an album when I decided to keep it going. It was my test. It was my therapy, and I had to go through it.”
“Tide: The Paradox Effect” will only appear on the vinyl edition. Press play to watch below.