Rihanna just released her new single “Only Girl (In The World)” from her upcoming album, and hasn’t even debuted the music video for it. Color everyone shocked, when a new video leaked online and it wasn’t for “Only Girl”, but rather a single no one had even heard of yet. “Who’s That Chick” is a scorching collaboration with David Guetta and somehow found its way online weeks/months ahead of schedule. Perhaps it’s not even from her album, and maybe part of a forthcoming project from Guetta. Doesn’t really matter, because its her fans that win. Video and song kick ass. (UPDATE: Rihanna explains what the song and video are for. See the end of this post for deets.)
The visual for the song is a cornucopia of beautiful, bold and loud colors , which is appropriate considering her new album is titled “LOUD!”. I’m so glad my happy little RiRi is back. Me no likey the dark brooding one found in “Rated R“. David Guetta proves once again, why he’s so in demand. The euro dance-tinged track is upbeat, infectious and danceable. The accompanying music video is equally fun and whimsical. It’s Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” meets “Alice in Wonderland” meets 80s fluffy pop on acid. In other words, FANTASMISTICAL. Not a real word, but you know what I mean.
It just goes to prove, that when given the right song, Rihanna can blossom. She may not be the most talented vocalist in the world, but the girl can rock it out when inspired. No matter what subject her singles are, it’s amazing how Rihanna can transform her image seamlessly to fit the theme. A true chameleon indeed.
I wonder where she fit filming this video in her busy schedule. She is currently on location filming the board game adaptation Peter Berg-directed “Battleship” with Alexander Skarsgard and Taylor Kitsch. What did you think of the video? Is Rihanna back and better than ever? Is “Who’s That Chick” better than “Only Girl”, vice-versa or do they both suck balls? Post away below.
UPDATE: Rihanna tweeted the following explanation about the leaked vid.
“‘Who’s That Chick?’ is an online music video/commercial that we shot for Doritos and it got leaked,” the 22-year-old tweeted in an effort to explain the new song. “I don’t want u to get confused… Doritos is in no way connected to [to my upcoming album] LOUD.”