“FourFiveSeconds” is a complete departure for the pop princess with its guitar driven melody and pared down pop theatrics. And although some fans are not feeling it, it’s got an authentic little kick to it that we kinda feel.
On the new single, Rihanna attempts to make her vocals the focal point instead of a usual catchy pop beat. She and Kanye bring the passion when singing about being this close to “wildin’ out” and breaking free. Rebel behavior has become expected of these two, but this time it is set against a simplistic backdrop of black and white visuals.
Sir Paul McCartney drives the melody on his guitar in the Inez & Vindooh-directed video. And he just confirmed via Twitter that he will be performing the track alongside Rihanna & Kanye at this Sunday’s GRAMMYS. Nice!
Check out the “FourFiveSeconds” video below: