Work

Two music videos were released for Work; the first was directed by Director X who had previously worked with Rihanna on her debut video Pon de Replay while the second was directed by Tim Erem. Harv Glazer and Melissa Larsen served as a producer of the visual, while Daniel Bouquet and Alexi Zabes were the director of photography. Laura McMillan and Nick Rondeau were the editors of the video, while Nick Cortes served as the production coordinator. Missy Galanida, Isaac Rice and Taj Critchlow, served as the videos executive producers while Dave Hussey of Company 3 was the colorist.

The first video opens with a shot of “The Real Jerk” carpark, in which Rihanna and Drake enter separately. The shot switches to Rihanna dancing in the nightclub, in front of a mirror whilst wearing a mash styled dress. Drake enters the scene in which he raps with dancers and raps whilst Rihanna is dancing on him. The video ends with credits written in a red, green and yellow typeface.

The second video starts immediately after the first visual has finished (though the second video doesn’t air on TV) and opens with a pink buffering bar, which states that the video is loading. The second video almost seems as if it was shot in one piece, as it shows Rihanna and Drake in a room full of neon pink lights and styled with sofas and house plants¬†aesthetics. Rihanna is shown wearing a see-through tank top and denim skirt while Drake is sitting down on the sofa in the background. During Drake’s verse he stands and sensually approaches Rihanna, before dancing with her. The second visual ends with a shot of the two hugging together.