Drake’s Views is easily the most popular album of 2016 thus far, but other than “Child’s Play” and bonus track “Hotline Bling,” Drake hasn’t made any videos for any of its tracks. Instead, he’s been working on Please Forgive Me, a short film inspired by tracks from the album. The film was supposed to arrive on Friday, but Drake instead released it as an early surprise this morning. Drake co-directed the 21-minute film with the music-video veteran Anthony Mandler, and his regular musical collaborator Noah “40” Shebib did the score.
Like Jungle, the short film that Drake released before his If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late album, Please Forgive Me is essentially a long-form music video. In this case, it’s really a series of music videos, for tracks like “One Dance” and “Controlla,” strung together with a vague plotline inspired by the movies Indecent Proposal and Belly. It all leads up to a gunfight and a car chase, and in both, we’re asked to accept Drizzy as an action-movie hero. Like just about everything Drake has done lately, the movie is an Apple Music exclusive, but you can watch a preview of it below.
— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) September 26, 2016
If you’re signed into Apple Music, you can watch Please Forgive Me here.