Without any fan fare or promotion, the new song was released days after Kanye West played a teaser during his iHeartMedia Music Summit appearance. It was always going to be interesting to see what type of music Riri was going to gravitate towards after Sia‘s highly successful resurrection as a pop singer highlighted the fact that Diamonds, was infact, Sia‘s own distinct sound and not the critically and commercially lauded “new Rihanna sound” most thought it was.
Could FourFiveSeconds hold the answer? If so, then Rihanna has gone to stripped-back, acoustic basics. Working more on the her vocals, rather than hiding behind heavy production and auto-tune, this bad gal is clearly out to start proving she’s no manfactured Popstar. This girl wants credibility, yo.
I think I’ve had enough, I might get a little drunk / I say what’s on my mind, I might do a little time / Cause all of my kindness, is taken for weakness