Photo via ThisIsRNB
By James Dinh
Rihanna and Drake shot the video for the Toronto rapper’s single “Take Care” back in February, and fans got only one snapshot from the set, courtesy of the video’s director Yoann Lemoine. This week, additional pictures were released, and they’re a bit more intimate than the first peek. If this is any indication of what we’ll see in the video, things should get pretty interesting.
Reigniting their on-screen chemistry, the two chart-toppers are seen holding each other before a blank backdrop. Simplicity seems to be the focus, as the duo sport plain wardrobes in the black-and-white images.
ThisIsRNB.com, which first leaked the images, revealed that the clip also features a “group of muscular male performers acting out tribal dance scenes” as well as shots of various animals moving in beat to the Jamie xx-produced tune.
News of such a minimalistic and artsy clip isn’t all that surprising, as director Yoann Lemoine revealed to MTV News, “They seemed to be super close and that’s what I wanted for the video. Visually, it’s a very humble video. … It’s not crazy. It’s actually the most indie video I’ve done my whole life. It’s probably the most famous artists, and they were so open to a project that was so minimal.”
Lemoine isn’t the only one who had high expectations for the visual, but also Drake himself. Back in December, Drizzy Drake admitted that he wanted the clip to be the best of his video catalog. “I want to make it perfect — the best video I’ve done to date — so I’m just taking my time,” he said.
“Take Care” serves as the duo’s first video collaboration since Rihanna’s “What’s My Name?” where the pop darling takes a stroll through New York City and embarks on a flirty venture with Drake.