News: Drake's Highly Anticpated "Over" Music Video Debuts Online
Monday, Apr 12, 2010 9:55AM
Young Money's Drake has debuted the music video for his song"Over" which is featured on the upcoming Thank Me Later album.
The video premiered on the Internet late Sunday (April 11) night.
The music video from Drake's new song, 'Over', has finally premiered. The Anthony Mandler-directed clip was shot to support the single which has thus far peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #10 on the Hop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Drake's debut album, 'Thank Me Later', was recently pushed back from it's original release date of May 25th to June 15th. (That Grape Juice)
Director Anthony Mandler recently said fans could expect the unexpected with Drake's video.
"I can tell you that it's not gonna be what you expect," Mandler said in an interview. "Drake and I were very conscious about trying to push the limits and trying to push things forward. He came to me because he wanted to throw away the conventions of a medium, and take chances and be daring and take certain themes that are relevant to him and try to visualize them in not the obvious way. We spoke at length about his whole story, about the concept of the record, he played me some other tracks, sent me some images, and I went back and did my own images, and started to craft a treatment and voilà. We kinda just met head on. We work really closely and he has Oliver, who's his creative director. Oliver is a really smart casemaker and he comes in and lends a third opinion. It was a great collaboration between the three of us. There was very little label influence." (Rap-Up)
Last month, Drake discussed the importance of his new music video.
"This is my first video," he said in an interview. "I've shot a lot of videos before, but this is my first attempt to establish myself as Drake the the artist. Shooting the other videos I've done has been great. I really don't care what other people think about them, they were great experiences for me. I've learned a lot from them. Today, I'm shooting with somebody I really look up to and respect. I'm shooting with Anthony Mandler...We talked colors, we talked epic, emotion-evoking visuals. The story is actually interesting. The song is so aggressive, and it's sort of a love story in the video." (MTV)
The song's producer Boi-1da recently talked about its creation behind the boards.
"He's a dude that makes sample quality music that people think it's a sample," Boi said in an interview. "Like 'Over' sounds like a sample but it's not a sample...That's the way Drake envisioned himself coming out, it described exactly how he was feeling at this moment. You know, the first line, the hook, he comes out saying 'I know way too many people in here that I didn't know last year.' It's explaining that his life, he has all these people around him now, but at the end of the day, he's going to prevail, it's not over yet. He has a lot more time to go, that's what it is you know. He felt like this is the moment that he wanted to capture for his first single." (The Source)
Check out Drake's "Over" music video down below: