Drake has unveiled the music video for his almost No. 1 single "Hotline Bling." The video keeps on theme with the "Legend" rapper's booty-call theme as Drake shows off a wide variety of different dance moves in some large lit up white boxes, lamenting about a woman that he once used to count on for some late night "hotline bling" that has moved on the moment he moved out of town.
The Director-X-helmed visuals start in a phone sex operator bank with very attractive women all dressed the same talking to individuals on the other line.
It then moves to Drake and his various sweatsuits dancing around in these colorful spaces. Women appear in similar rooms, but never in the same room, much like the song about a relationship with some woman who has become distant from Drake. That changes in the end as finally approaches one of the women and they start dancing with each other.
Drake first premiered "Hotline Bling" on his Beats 1 radio show in late July and was released on July 31. The track has become an unexpected hit, but not without controversy. The instrumental has been likened to D.R.A.M.'s tropical track "Cha Cha." Drake hasn't ever confirmed that the tune is a remix of D.R.A.M.'s track, but it does contain a sped-up sample of Timmy Thomas' "Why Can't We Live Together."
"Hotline Bling" was become an unlikely hit. The song has flirted with being a No. 1 single, what would be first in Drake's career, but The Weeknd has stubbornly held on to that title in recent weeks. It has been a popular track to cover by other artists. Everyone from Nick Jonas to Erykah Badu has delivered their take on the track for official reworks or live renditions.
You can watch the video below via Apple Music, the same portal where the track was first premiered.