So Day five is here of my Week with Rihanna and today its Diamonds. Diamonds was released in 2012.
This single was taken from Rihanna's seventh studio album, Unapologetic also released that year. It was the lead single from the album. It's a bit different for Ri-Ri in that it steps away from her R&B usual pop style, and is more of a pop ballad type.
Its also different in that it isn't full of anger, or angst or about not so positive relationships - its actually quite a lovely song. Its a mid tempo pace, not overly ballad slow, but defo not dance in anyway. Her voice sounds as strong as ever, but deeper, and softer than her usual quite hard girl power image.
The video is beautiful although I'm not sure what its about in truth. First we have hands running through a pil of diamonds. Then two tattooed / henna'd hands being held in water. Then she is running down the middle of an empty road in a skimpy dress, running from a bright light. Then she stops and looks up at what looks like the northern lights in the sky. It cuts to black and white close ups of her singing. Then Rihanna is on a hilltop alone. We see a horse galloping and rearing, before another horse joins it, running free with it. The more holding hands in the water, and finally then Rihanna floating on her back in the water still singing. Very beautiful, but no clue what its on about at all.
Unsurprisingly, this single hit the number one spot here in the UK charts. The lyrics are as beautiful as the title which is probably why. It starts off with Rihanna softly singing "shining bright like a diamond". Its beautiful, so is she and so is the song. Another fabulous track. If you don't believe me, go take a listen!!
For more of Rihanna Days 1-4, and more of my music, check out My Music page on my blog here. Happy listening :)