Seven years after making her debut with “Pon de Replay,” Rihanna continues to be an unstoppable force in music. With 11 No. 1 singles under her belt, the 24-year-old pop princess shines once again on “Diamonds,” the first single off her upcoming seventh album. Produced by Stargate and Benny Blanco, the dramatic tune boasts soaring vocals and an undeniable hook.
“You’re not sad or dancing. You’re happy and hippie. It’s laid-back, but it’s hopeful,” Rihanna told Elvis Duran. “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.”
Aussie songwriter Sia penned the lyrics, which reference various drugs. “Palms rise to the universe/ As we, moonshine and molly/ Feel the warmth, we’ll never die/ We’re like diamonds in the sky,” sings the Bajan babe, who will launch her “Diamonds World Tour” in March.
Does RiRi have another hit on her hands? Listen and sound off below.