The song's music video was directed by Nabil Elderkin, who has worked with Ocean on his "Novacane
" and "Swim Good
" clips. "Basically we wanted something enjoyable to watch that compliments the song," Elderkin told MTV News of the visual. "We just tried to come at it in that way that felt like he was on a trip, however you interpret it; an absinthe-induced journey."
"I just wanted to create something visually entertaining," he continued. "He told me two things: 'I want to have a desert scene driving a car and I want John Mayer performing somewhere with florescent lights behind him.' So I just interpreted it in my own way."
Ocean eventually opted for a motorcycle rather than a car.