Drake drops a new video that sticks with his new reflective mode while nixing the moping in favor of an upbeat tune.
As of late, Drake has been in a more somber mood. While a song like “Marvin’s Room” is an interesting reflection on the late night drunk dial, combined with other tentative “Take Care” tracks like “Dreams Money Can Buy” and “Club Paradise,” it seems the man is overdosing on the crybaby jams.
That being said, the video for new single “Headlines” is like a breath of fresh air. Maintaining his self examination, the song rides on a sweet uptempo groove as opposed to his recent work’s immobility. The video is also a great autumn clip, cutting back and forth between Drake standing on the field of an empty baseball stadium on a crisp evening and a scene where he sits at the head of a table while smoking a cigar, drinking a glass of wine and brandishing a Cosby sweater with an entourage of friends.
The video also contains a reference to buddy Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd; at one point Drake is seen spraypainting OVOXO on the side of an abandoned building, the letters being the Weeknd’s call sign.
Watch the video below.