I don’t know about you, but here in Toronto it is heating up. And I’m not just talking about the Raptors celebrations. Watching the clip for Lila Drew’s “take it back” is a sweet relief — a journey into nighttime coolness. This clip has something for every season: big sweaters, parking lot dance parties of one and … malfunctioning technology? But hey, is it really malfunctioning if it’s playing exactly what you want to hear?
The video for Lila Drew’s summertime jam is dreaminess bathed in pink and blue lighting. 80s font accompanies the 80s synth sounds at the opening, but soon the vocals draw quick concreteness against the mysterious video. We watch Drew move through isolation as the song follows her. Soul and R&B vibes come together with fluidity. The video is endlessly re-watchable, and not only because of the possible twist ending. This is an aesthetic you won’t want to leave — a hook you won’t want out of your head.
So tune it up, turn it up, and fall into the dreamscape of Lila Drew.