Recording artist and songwriter, Drea, releases her exciting music video for “Take Me Home”, the second track off her debut EP “No Vacancy,” released late last year.
The video features a diverse cast, including an Asian-American male lead, and two African-American female backup dancers. The stunning choreography, created by Drea, tells a story of female empowerment and sexual confidence while showcasing the artist’s undeniable skills as a captivating dancer and performer.
Co-directed by Bryce Rankins and Drea, and filmed and edited by Devin Schiro, the video was shot at Studios 60 in Los Angeles, where fellow artists Kanye West, Chris Brown, Big Sean and Jhene Aiko have also filmed their projects.
Drea on the “Take Me Home” video: “It was important to me to treat this video differently than I would for any other song. “Take Me Home” is a sexual anthem, a true pop song; therefore, I knew the video had to be done carefully and with intention. I didn’t want this to be just another sex song with a sexy video. Given the current state of affairs in our nation, I considered it essential to have a diverse cast. I wanted an Asian lead especially, as in today’s Hollywood, Asian men are not often seen in starring roles, especially not as the romantic interests in films and music videos. Richard is not only an incredibly talented dancer and performer, he’s also leading man material, and I wanted to put him at the forefront. It was also very important to me that my backup dancers were confident in their bodies and conveyed natural beauty. Female dancers in music videos are often represented in a hyper-sexualized and exploitative way. I wanted to be sure that my dancers were 100% comfortable with their wardrobe and movements. I chose Tijae and Jasmine for their talent and work ethic, but also for their natural curves and beautiful, natural hair. Every woman has a right to represent herself in a way that makes her feel beautiful and confident, but my message to girls and women in this video is that natural IS beautiful, that all body types, all skin colors, and all hair styles are beautiful. Ultimately, this video is about owning female sexuality, and stating firmly that we as women, and as diverse people, have the power to be sexy on our own terms.”