Rihanna Debuts Brand New Single, ‘Diamonds’

There is no one that grinds harder than Rihanna. It’s hard to believe but Rihanna is already ready to release ANOTHER new album and this morning, debuted a brand new single. Diamonds received worldwide radio release this morning at 8am EST and had fans alike rushing to their radio dials to hear the Stargate produced track.

So shine bright tonight, you and I
We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky
Eye to eye, so alive, we’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky
Shine bright like a diamond

The singer had previously referred to the track as “happy and hippy.” I personally, find the track to feel a little Lana Del Rey with a Rihanna twist. The hook and post-chorus are catchy but kind of sound like Del Rey’s National Anthem, no? The track was penned by Sia and and I can definitely hear that influence in the single as well. Overall, I think that Rihanna will find success in the song. I like that she didn’t just stick to her dancefloor formula but took a risk with a more midtempo track.

Rihanna, “Diamonds”

  • joey

    It’s funny you said it sounds like Lana Del Rey…. I had a chance to hear this before i read your article and I though the same thing …. Not in a copy cat way though… just sounds a bit like something Lana would do

  • rogelio

    I also thought it sounded like something by Lana del Rey… funny.

  • Ryan

    Her body of work is going to be ridiculously expansive, yet she is consistently great.

  • Doug

    Idk im not feeling it. And can she get some time off?? My god she has released at least one new album every year shes been out since shes been out. Its kinda upsurd. This album will be her 7th so she has as many as britney. Its normal to do this in the beginning of your career to stay relevant but not your whole career. It just feels so rushed.

  • Justin

    fourth straight year she has released an album in November starting with rated r then loud then talk that talk and now this album. i think she does this because the last time she had a major hit was umbrella and she actually took two years to promote just one album and now since none of her songs has found that kind of monster smash success she is trying to release new singles hoping one can be that successful again. all her albums have sold modestly well selling around the 500,000 mark but it would be nice if Rihanna just released one or two new tracks for a greatest hits compilation like Pink did and just rest for a year or two and maybe just pop up on other songs as a featured performer. Amazingly Rihanna has yet to release her greatest hits set after seven albums when most artist do it after 5 and Rihanna has a lot of number ones by herself too.

  • Gabriel

    This is EVERYTHING

  • Homegirl No5

    Everything Rihanna releases is epic. I hope she releases a new album every year for the rest of forever.

  • jis89

    First I thought on the cover were some cocain drugs you know. haha. But seriously I like this song it’s like she’s crying all the hurts. Keep going riri but not to fast that’s not good..

  • ondine

    WOW IT’S THE MOST AMAZING SINGLE FROM THE BEGINNING OF TIME LIKE THERE’S NOTHING LIKE IT IT IS SOOOOO ORIGINAL!!!! ! RIHANNA IS SOOO NOT PITCHY AND IT SOUNDS SOOOO NOT LIKE A FORGETTABLE SINGLE!