Rihanna‘s new single is here and it shines bright like a diamond. A RILLY big diamond.
The track titled, er, “Diamonds,” (surprise!) was written by Australian songstress Sia and produced by longtime Rihanna collaborators Stargate and Benny Blanco. The stellar mid-tempo offering will act as the lead single off of RiRi‘s forthcoming seventh studio album, due out sometime in November.
While many fans and spectators were expecting another dance floor mainstay from the one and only Navy Commander Princess, they couldn’t have been more wrong. Instead, “Diamonds” is entirely new territory for Rihanna. It’s soulful and heavily inspired by its songwriter, Sia. Vocally, Ri takes it to the stars, exploring avenues with her voice she has only touched on in previous efforts. Lyrically, “Diamonds” is deep and inspired, and sonically it’s twinkling, magical, and catchy as fuck—especially with the genius addition of that heavily annunciated phrase, “Shayn bryaght lyke ay Diaymond“. It’s all so quirky and lush that I’m almost certain its going to creep up on us like that damn “Umbrella.”
Seriously though, this ones got all the makings of a pop-classic and I can’t wait to hear more of what Rihanna has up her sleeve for her seventh studio album.
Take a listen to “Diamonds,” below!