Saweetie is in her pop bag — and is flying across the globe to see all of her boyfriends this Valentine’s Day — in the new video for “Closer,” the catchy, disco beat-energized banger featuring the soothing vocals of H.E.R. dropped on Thursday.
“I wanna fall in love for the weekend/Three boyfriends, IDK where I’m sleeping,” Saweetie raps on the track. “We be thuggin’, clubbin’, fuckin’/Order room service when we done that’s the sequence.”
Saweetie isn’t afraid of flaunting her male roster in the video directed by Hannah Lux Davis. With H.E.R. as her co-pilot (both sporting O.G. flight attendant costumes), Saweetie first stops in Paris where she’s pampered by boyfriend No. 1. She then heads to Tokyo where she and her friends are treated to some sushi and a luxury car. And her last stop? The Philippines, where she plays tennis with her “baby zaddy.”
The catchy song’s standout lyric comes in Saweetie’s second verse: “Icy muah, ooh lala!” (Is this the new “Is that my bestie in a Tessie?”) As for H.E.R.’s pop-perfect sensual chorus, she sings, “Hold me closer/It’s the freak in me, I wanna show ya/It feels so good don’t want it to be over.”
Last week, the rapper shared a video of her getting ready in her apartment with the song playing in the background as she teased her collaboration. “New music featuring….” Saweetie wrote.
This is the first time H.E.R. and Saweetie — who are both of Filipina and Black descent — have linked up for a track. Both women are up for several Grammy Awards in April: Saweetie is nominated for Best New Artist and Best Rap Song for “Best Friend” with Doja Cat. Meanwhile, H.E.R. is up for eight awards, including Album of the Year for Back of My Mind.
The track is Saweetie’s first single of the year and follows “Icy Chain” from late last year and her collab with Tai’Aysha, “One Night Ting,” last month. She’s set to release her album Pretty Bitch Music later this year.
From Rolling Stone US