The song appears as the closing track on the standard edition of For All the Dogs
Albanian Independence Day was yesterday, but Drake doesn’t think it’s too late to join in on the festivities. On Wednesday, the Canadian rapper shared the music video for “Polar Opposites,” the closing track to his latest album, For All the Dogs, which prominently features a group of Albanian men hanging out in the game rooms of his residence. In the clip, Drake and his game-playing friends don matching red jackets, all with the national and ethnic symbol of Albania — the eagle — displayed on their backs.
In between clips of poker games and shots at the pool table, Drake laments about a lover who blocks him on every platform he could possibly use to make contact. “Bipolar baby, seems like it just went undiagnosed/Blocked me on everything, that’s so immature, so unprovoked/ I don’t even know why.” He’s running hot and cold as he attempts to sift through moments in the relationship that might have caused it to sour.
The “Polar Opposites” video follows the release of Scary Hours 3, an extended deluxe release that added six new records to For All the Dogs’ 23-song track list. Among the new additions was “Evil Ways,” the album’s second collaboration with J. Cole, who recently scored his first Number One single on Billboard’s Hot 100 with his first appearance, “First Person Shooter.”
“I’ll say this to you I’m not… I feel no need to appease anybody. I feel so confident about the body of work I just dropped that I know I can go and disappear for whatever… six months, a year… two years,” Drake said in voiceover while introducing the new set of songs. He had previously, following the release of the standard edition, announced plans to take some time away from music to focus on his health.
“Though I’m not into the lengthy, super-lengthy disappearances just for the sake of mystery. You know, ultimately, it’s coming to me in a way that I haven’t experienced since If You’re Reading This [It’s Too Late] where it’s just kind of like I feel like I’m on drugs,” he continued. “It’s not like I’m picking up from some unfinished shit. You know, this is just happening on its own. And who am I to fight it?”