Canadian rapper Drake returns with an infectious new single "Hotline Bling" and an accompanying music video that has set the internet on fire following its release in the last quarter of 2015. The song was written by Aubrey Graham (Drake's birth name) together with Paul Jefferies and Timmy Thomas. The lyrical simplicity and raw emotion create an unforgettable experience for the listeners who might not be able to get the catchy chorus unstuck out of their heads for days or even months. Drizzy pours his heart out as he sings about his old flame from his hometown Toronto, alleged to be his ex-girlfriend Nebby, with whom he's had an on-and-off longterm relationship. The nineteen85-produced track heavily samples R&B singer Timmy Thomas' 1972 song "Why Can't We Live Together".
The Director X-directed music video is on another level with its vibrant pastel colors and out-of-this-world setting.
Other than its opening scene, involving a hotline operated by sexy ladies and starring Dominican model Damaris Lopez, the visual is very minimalistic in its nature and is said to be inspired by the work of American artist James Turrell whose art is primarily concerned with light and space. As such the rest of the clip appears to take us on an intimate trip inside Drake's heart that looks like a cold and abandoned place with a staircase leading to his passionate self emphasized by red light. However, rest assured that Drake is not alone as he can be seen dancing with his thoughts embodied by curvaceous hotties in yoga pants.
Drake's prolific dancing went viral as it quickly became a source of various memes which has contributed to the single's popularity and its overall chart performance. The music video inspired numerous parodies including an Saturday Night Live skit performed by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Peep the visual for "Hotline Bling" below. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the song lyrics and feel free to sing along. "Hotline Bling" will surely grow on you if you don't like it right now.
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