Monday, April 12, 2010

First Look at Drake- Over Music Video!

Drake premieres his new video for his first official single “Over” directed by Anthony Mandler. This is actually a good Drake video, no shade to the Kanye-directed “Best I Ever Had”. He tells MTV:

“I’ve shot a lot of videos before, but this is my first attempt to establish myself as Drake the artist. Shooting the other videos I’ve done has been great. I really don’t care what other people think about them, they were great experiences for me. I’ve learned a lot from them. Today, I’m shooting with somebody I really look up to and respect. I’m shooting with Anthony Mandler.”

“The song is so aggressive, and it’s sort of a love story in the video. It has a lot to do with the album [Thank Me Later]. The album is about finding love, feeling ‘Have I sold my soul’ as far as ‘Will I ever be able to gain the trust of a woman? Will I only be able to be around the dark, evil women? Will I ever find that pure love?’ Those elements are in the video.

The song “Over” touches on Drake reaction to fame and stardom. I wanted people to understand I could have lost it. ‘Over’ could have been my entire album. Just ’cause that’s what this industry and game will do to you if you lose yourself.”

Meanwhile, Drake has pushed his album “Thank Me Later” release date back to June 15th. He is currently performing at small intimate venues at Universities on the “Away From Home Tour“. I smell a big debut for him….

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