Watch: Beyoncé’s Artistic Video for “Mine” ft Drake
The video combines religious symbolism, African and modern dance, and inspiration from fine art pieces such as René Magritte‘s “The Lovers” (1928).
Written and produced by Noah “40” Shebib, Drake, Majid Jordan, Sidney “Omen” Brown, Key Wane, and Beyoncé herself, “Mine” starts off pretty glum as the singer intimately reveals doubts regarding a relationship.
“I’m not feeling like myself since the baby / Are we even gonna make it? Oh,” she sings. “‘Cause if we are / We’re taking this a little too far…”
Drake turns things around rapping, “Imma let my hands do the talking when I see you baby girl / I miss feeling on you, I miss everything that’s real about you /And that’s everything about you that’s just how I feel about you.”
Exploring a futuristic R&B sound, the song appears on Bey’s self-titled fifth studio album, which released December 13, 2013.
As predicted, the album sits atop the Billboard 200 chart for a second week with 991,000 domestic copies sold.
Though not officially released as a single yet, “Mine” has entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart at #99.