Chris Brown Chases His Dream Girl In “Don’t Wake Me Up” Video

By: Nicole Sia / June 11, 2012

If Chris Brown‘s last few videos left a little something to be desired — cough “How I Feel” cough — his new clip for meeting-of-the-super-producers “Don’t Wake Me Up” can be considered, for all intents and purposes, his bid for Video Of The Year. Shot last month by director Colin Tilley (fresh off his rooftop car party recut for Justin Bieber‘s “Boyfriend”), the video features Breezy in a constant state of Inception-style waking dreams in pursuit of an elusive love interest, played by model Araya Nicks. Tidal waves, labyrinths and a sunset-lit desert panorama make for stunning dream imagery while the Benny & Alle Benassi, Free School, William Orbit and Brian “BK” Kennedy co-produced Fortune raver booms along. Check it out above.