Unlike previous lead singles such as "Umbrella," "Russian Roulette," "Only Girl (In the World)," and "We Found Love," "Diamonds" introduces Rihanna's seventh album, Unapologetic, in regal midtempo ballad style. A lavish collaboration with Benny Blanco, Sia Furler, and Stargate, it projects a feeling of recovery and conquest in the wake of a bad relationship or adverse circumstances — something conveyed with the line "I choose to be happy." Should there ever be a stage production based on Rihanna's catalog, the song — her tenth Hot 100 number one — would be a natural choice for the finale.
Different but Great
Although the sound of the song is rather different, specifically pertaining to the lower range Rihanna uses on the bridge/chorus, I think this is a great new song. When talking to the people that she has worked with for her 7th album, they said it would be a different sound and I like that this embodies that. It's also great to think pop is moving in a more serious less bumble gum direction, or at least that Rihanna is. She shows her diversity on the track and I feel a lot of emotion, lets hope the other songs are as solid as this one! Regardless of her social activities or anything else she does in her personal life, we cannot deny she has a lot of talent that she continues to show. Great job Ms. Fenty!
Rihanna est de retour!
J'adore cette chanson! Vivement Diamonds de Rihanna en novembre!!
Great first single
This was not at all what i was expecting from Rihanna. She's expanding her sound with each album. I love it. It puts me in a great mood. I think this could be as big as We Found Love, if supported by a great video. I'm excited for this next album!!!!!!!
Born: February 20, 1988 in Saint Michael, Barbados
Years Active: '00s, '10s
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