No offense to the seemingly never-ending collection of “Hotline Bling” covers and remixes — including contributions from Erykah Badu, Alessia Cara, Sam Smith and Disclosure, and Kehlani with Charlie Puth — but Drake’s original is still the very best.
There’s nothing better to remind us of that truth bomb than the track’s official music video, which (finally!) dropped Monday evening (Oct. 19).
The Director X-helmed clip opens, appropriately, in a call center, before switching to an exquisitely-lit scene, where the backdrop colors change against different women’s silhouettes (think of those early-‘00s iPod commercials).
And that, my friends, is where Drizzy — pulling off an OVO hoodie as seamlessly as he does a knit turtleneck — unleashes some seriously brilliant dance moves (THAT CHA-CHA THO) and some classic Drake faces. It’s also worth noting that during the prolonged outro, he grooves with a woman who looks suspiciously like Serena Williams (and takes a nap on her butt, natch).
Check out the clip below via Apple Music, and work on copping those moves for yourself.
"Hotline Bling" is currently sitting pretty at No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100, but Drake is gunning for the top spot. “I have never had a billboard number one,” he wrote on Instagram. “If I get my first number one during the month of October it will be the biggest moment of my career to date (in my mind) and if you are looking for me on that particular evening I will be passed out in the water slide that connects to our pool.”
Here's hoping this vid will be the push it needs to reach No. 1.