Tristan Thompson is Drake’s best man at his wedding with 23 brides in “Falling Back” video.
Drake blessed fans with the surprise release of his new album Honestly, Nevermind, his seventh studio album, on Friday. Fans who stayed up to listen to the project also got the first view of the music video for “Falling Back.”
The album has received mixed reviews from fans, with many offering opinions that Drake should stick to rapping and leave singing alone. In contrast, some fans noted that the rapper’s music always grows on fans, so while it is sonically different, it doesn’t mean it’s not good.
The album featured 14 tracks with quite a few giving club music, and probably this might be the longevity factor that Drake always infuses in his music that has caused him to remain one of if not the most dominant hip hop artist right now.
The album only had one feature with Jimmy Cooks and 21 Savage, but Drake kept the club house-style music going in at least six tracks.
One particular track on the project is receiving a lot of attention, “Falling Back,” which was also released with a music video featuring none other than fellow Toronto man Tristan Thompson.
The nine-minute video featured full cinematic features and lots of women, with Drake as the man to be married and Thompson as the best man (coincidental of him as he is presently being dragged by The Kardashians for his cheating ways in their Hulu family show).
The video’s theme also honors UGK and Outkast‘s classic “Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)” video with Drake walking down the aisle, but of course, the video’s outcome is completely different as he ‘marries’ not one bride but 23.
At first, he is seen exchanging vows with one bride while a Rabbi officiates the ceremony.
However, the first scene cuts to Drake saying to 23 brides of all shapes, sizes, and skin complexions.
Drake also puts a ring on each of the women’s fingers as he cements the marriage pact, but instead of sealing the deal with a kiss, he instead gives the wives a handshake.
The best man Tristan Thompson and Drake’s mother, Sandi Graham, also appear in the video, with Sandi even cracking a joke about Drake’s attention on one bride in particular.
“I think he’s really taking this one seriously,” she says.
The video gave props to Young Thug and Gunna as a “Free YSL” sign was displayed. It’s the first time the rapper is addressing the arrest of the Atlanta rappers, who are both in jail on RICO charges that Young Slime Life collective is a criminal gang.
Meanwhile, the album is dedicated in remembrance of Louis Vuitton’s creative head Virgil Abloh, who died late last year due to cancer. He and Drake were close friends, and the rapper even tattooed an image of the fashion icon on his arm last year to honor his memory.