Rihanna has released the video for her No. 1 song “Diamonds.” It’s a tour de force of sexual imagery, but is already being overshadowed by another single from her new album, her duet with Chris Brown.
The 24-year-old singer’s album became explosive when she released the tracklist earlier this week and revealed the duet “Nobodies Business.”
A teaser of the song followed yesterday (Nov. 8). The upbeat pop-driven tune is a departure from “Diamonds,” which is more in the vein of Rihanna’s songs about love, yearning and confused emotions.
The video, filmed in black and white and color, opens with a shot of its central theme, love that lasts forever like diamonds. She runs them through her fingers then loads them in a blunt, as if to inhale their strength.
It’s also infused with lots of imagery and less storyline. Rihanna runs down a dark highway; a bright halo of light frames her against a black background; a horse gallops across the desert, Rihanna floats dreamlike in water.
The album, her seventh in as many years will be released Nov. 19. Check out the video below and click here to follow TheImproper on Twitter for the latest Rihanna updates.