PartyNextDoor: Loyal - feat. Drake
A new claymation visual enlivens the laidback hit track, one featuring PND's label boss.
By Kerry Doole
PartyNextDoor - Loyal -feat. Drake (OVO Sound): The Mississauga-based R&B singer/songwriter/producer has released a new video to accompany his recent track, the smash Loyal feat. Drake.
The claymation visual, directed and animated by William Child and premiered by Adult Swim, portrays a storyline in which PND plays the main character on a wild mission to save the city of Toronto.
The track is laidback and gently insinuating, with hints of PND's Jamaican roots showing amidst the sparse production. The primitive claymation style of the clip is a refreshing change from most slick R&B/hip-hop vids, though the obligatory booty shots remain.
No great surprise that Drizzy guests, for PartyNextDoor was the first artist signed to Drake's OVO Sound label, back in 2013. In 2017, PND earned a Best R&B Song Grammy nomination for the triple-platinum certified Come and See Me with Drake. PND co-wrote Rihanna’s 2016 smash Work as well as DJ Khaled’s 2017 hit Wild Thoughts, featuring Rihanna.
Loyal and earlier track The News are PND’s first solo releases since 2017's Seven Days EP. The News has earned 17 million global streams while Loyal stacked up over 65 million global streams cumulatively, landing at #1 on Apple Music's Top U.S. and Global chart.
Rolling Stone included PartyNextDoor in its "Most Anticipated Albums of 2020" list, though release details for it are TBA.