Drake Stumbles In Trite 'We're Going Home' Music Video
Published: Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 21:10
Drake’s chest-thumping “Started from the Bottom” is a good time. Ridiculous, yes—but ultimately a good time. The same cannot be said for the second music video released from Nothing Was the Same.
Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” coming in at a whopping seven minutes and directed by Bill Pope, furthers the rampant sense of ridiculousness at the center of any Drake video. The story takes place in Miami in 1985 for reasons not explained in the video. Drake and his entourage are celebrating in a club (possibly over the future success of Nothing Was the Same, but we’ll never know) when Drake gets word that his lady friend has been kidnapped. Why? That’s not important, let’s just have Drake shoot some guns! And that’s how the story unfolds—in a casually dark, noir setting as Drake and company engage in a warehouse shootout.
“Started from the Bottom” was fun because we can imagine Drake dancing next to his own billboard, trying to fly his jet, and scoring goals for his youth soccer team. “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” on the other hand, is an overall jarring experience because it’s hard to imagine the same Drake who croons methodically through “Hold On, We’re Going Home” would go guns blazing anywhere.