The video for “Take Care”, directed by French film whiz Yoann Lemoine, floats through eerie and beautiful imagery, including a bull, a tropical fish and a bluejay filmed in slow-motion HD photography. Drake and Rihanna, former flames themselves, are seen in a tight embrace, clinging to one another. Even if you’re not exactly sure what’s going on, it’s a deeply moving clip.
And then there’s “HYFR”, pretty much the polar opposite of “Take Care” — not that we’re complaining. Just in time for Passover, the Joseph Labisi-directed vid begins with actual footage of lil Aubrey Graham at his Bar Mitzvah. (Wow, he was a tiny 13-year-old!) The Jewish rapper throws himself another Bar Mitzvah to re-commit himself to Judaism, and with all that cash from sales of both Thank Me Later and Take Care, you better believe it is a par-tay. Oh, what we would give to have a t-shirt that reads “I Got Wasted At Drake’s Bar Mitzvah!”
Drake feat. Lil Wayne – “HYFR”
These two videos couldn’t be more different, and yet they are two of the most memorable, entertaining clips to come out this year. Well done and mazel tov, Drizzy!