Diamonds
9.24.2012

Single Cover: Rihanna – ‘Diamonds’

Rihanna gets high on “Diamonds” on the cover of the first single off her upcoming seventh album. The drug-referencing artwork was shot by her BFF Melissa Forde. The song, written and produced by Stargate, Benny Blanco, and Sia, will make its radio debut at 8 a.m. EST on Wednesday. An hour later, it will go on sale at iTunes Music Stores worldwide.

“You’re not sad or dancing. You’re happy and hippie. It’s laid-back, but it’s hopeful,” the pop superstar told Elvis Duran during her visit to the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. “It gives me such a great feeling when I listen to it. The lyrics are very hopeful and positive, but it’s about love and the gears are a little different from what people would expect. I’m excited to surprise them sonically.”

Rihanna will launch her “Diamonds World Tour” on March 8 in the U.S. Tickets are on sale now.