Drake has spent the past week hyping a visual work titled “Please Forgive Me,” the details of which have remained scarce until a now-deleted Instagram post teasing clips from the project was uploaded last night. Fortunately the wait is already over, as the full project was uploaded onto iTunes mere hours ago. The result is an action-packed, 23-minute short film that rivals even the most high-octane summer blockbuster.
The mega music video took inspiration from thrillers like The Bourne Identity and Taken, and makes a case for Drake’s prowess as a bona fide action star. It was filmed over the course of a week in Johannesburg, South Africa, utilizing the locations of the city’s Soweto township for a truly gritty backdrop. It depicts a variety of tense situations in the criminal underworld with enough gunfire, boobs and shots of Drake brooding to satisfy even the most hardcore action fanatics.
The film features a selection of some of the best tracks from his new album VIEWS, including the official anthem of the summer “One Dance,” the album mix of the song “Controlla” (with featured guest artist Popcaan appearing in a cameo) and “Summer’s Over Interlude.” It also contains sections of original soundtrack from Drake’s right-hand man, producer Noah “40” Shebib. It’s currently only available in full to subscribers of Apple Music, but you can watch a trailer for the film below:
Drake’s short film “Please Forgive Me” is available now on the iTunes store for members of Apple Music. Click here to stream.
In other music news, an unreleased collaboration between Chance the Rapper and producer-of-the-moment Kaytranada should be hitting the web at any moment. Read about it right here.