Rihanna's reign just won't let up! The 24-year-old singer has released a new single called "Diamonds," a song she's described as "very hopeful and positive."
Lyrically, "Diamonds" focuses on love, as she sings to a special someone in the first verse, "you and I, you and I, we're like diamonds in the sky ... You're a shooting star I see, a vision of ecstasy, when you hold me, I'm alive, we're like diamonds in the sky." The song's currently available on iTunes, and you can listen to it here.
"'Diamonds' steadily pulses with slight orchestral touches and deliberate electronic rhythms, but the track's production mainly stays out of Rihanna's way, letting the pop star build hooks with layers of her voice," observes Rolling Stone.
Yet across the pond, the U.K.'s Telegraph wasn't as taken. "On first listen ... 'Diamonds' doesn't sound like a world beater. It's a chugging, faintly misty-eyed, middle-of-the-road pop song - neither a muscular dance workout like previous autumn chart-toppers 'We Found Love' and 'Only Girl (In the World),' nor a smooth R&B ballad like 'Take A Bow.'"
But perhaps that change in tune that the Telegraph is hearing is just a sign that RiRi is spreading her wings, as MTV notes a more mature singer on "Diamonds."
"To be fair," MTV's James Montgomery cautions, "the single's artwork does feature her rolling diamonds into a joint, but on the song itself, she displays a marked level of (dare I say it?) maturity, one evident in the restrained production and perhaps best exemplified by the first mantra she lays on us: 'I choose to be happy.' "
What do you think of "Diamonds"? Does Rihanna have another hit on her hands?
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heard the song its a hit in every genre of music
Sia Furler wrote the lyrics and created the melody to Diamonds, not Rihanna.
Born free, as free as the wind blows
As free as the grass grows
Born free to follow your heart
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/a/andy_williams/born_free.html ]
Live free and beauty surrounds you
The world still astounds you
Each time you look at a star
Stay free, where no walls divide you
You're free as the roaring tide
So there's no need to hide
Born free, and life is worth living
But only worth living
'cause you're born free
(Stay free, where no walls divide you)
You're free as the roaring tide
So there's no need to hide
Send "Born Free" Ringtone to your Cell
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Psalm 23 (King James Version)
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Add parallelPsalm 23
King James Version (KJV)
23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
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Am I the only one that finds her extremely annoying? Congrats on the new baby hope all are happy!
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i personally like it
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Let me start off by saying I am a huge Rihanna fan.
But I just find this song...BORING!
One of my least favorite of her singles, along with You Da One.
She should have started off the first single of her new album with a club banger with a unique sound.
This crazy chick is so headed down the Whitney Houston Highway it's scary.
This song is beautiful. I am a big fan of her but I see her flaws too. The only thing that she has to work on is performing her songs live every time. Hr voice is growing of course, it's time she utilizes that with her dancing and she can be a bigger threat. Rihanna, do your thing lol
Heard it yesterday on the radio. I think its stupid. Not a fan!
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While I believe chris and riahnna musical collaborations and public displays of affection have the potential to send a dangerous message to their fans, I must also commend Rihanna for refusing to be a prisoner to her past. Too many of us are so unwilling to forgive those who have hurt us that our refusal to let go ends up perpetuating our pain.
LOVE IT!!! #RihannaNavy
hate her or love her take notes because we are witnessing an icon in the making
here comes another hit for Rihanna
Rihanna is so versatile, she pushes boudaries in her music and style i love how she experiments with different genres of music and always steps outside her comfort zone that is called originatilty love the song btw!
love the song its refreshing different RIHANNA NAVY!!
I have to say I like its not her catchiest song but its good , she is talented and one of the world biggest pop superstars and the best is yet to come from her and i am so sick of the whole chris and rihanna drama thing and people blogging about it who cares if she gets back with chris its her life , you cant count on musicians to be role models parents should do that its becoming very annnoying
She looks so ugly in this picture YUCK!!
i love more mellow music.
Pretty lame song writing, in my opinion. Never been a fan, either. This song really does nothing for me.
Just don't get the whole attraction to this women? Not a fan of the music or the drama!
rihanna ilove yhur music yhu tha bestt !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amazing that a non-singer can call themselves a singer and make that much money.
Honestly – she shows more promise as an actress....
Yay the latest in a pop manufacturing from a no-talent less-than-singer. She's terrible and not an ounce of originality or real talent in her (airblown) face.
......because fake is a billion dollar bizzness in america and so is racism
This is not music.
I really love the song, it shows her maturity as she has endured a lot, she still sees diamonds despite all the cubic. She gives a new refreshing look to forgiveness, moving forward, and loving life!
Speaking of "dropping", I'm going to drop a pooh that would make an elephant proud.
I gave that girl two diamonds one to each eye. Recognize be-yotch!
Heyy chris yhu tha best and im yhur biggest FAN
This song is just plain and boring. Period.
Sure hit. It's just Rihanna's time and haters stand at the back of the line. Talented and surprisingly, a very nice girl. What u see is what u get and she is as real as real can be. One thing's for sure, she is no hypocrite. God bless.
I like her songs, this on the other hand was terrible. It actually gave me a pit in my stomach. I was very surprised it was that bad. I love her songs, but this was just horrible.
She's one of the reasons I don't listen to the radio anymore.
can't stand this chic her singing is so damn fake...Chris get rid of this bytch!!!!!!
how can you say that.....he is the hood who beat her up......he should be in jail until he is 75
once chris brown and jz's hoe......always their hoes......
Im more a justin bieber fan, anything auto tuned for teens works for me and my boyfriend when we are enjoying our man on man action.
A hit in every major genre... I musta missed the country & rock albums
Shes gots that inspirations from whitney.
I hope her ex boyfriend now boyfriend again beats her harder next time.
Yall can thank me. I caught her in da throat so she sounds much better! Holla!
Oh dis is da stuf babi grl! Ugh be grovin to dis lata!
Your a racist troll peace of shi t
As long as she's not wailing about Chris Brown it's OK.
Just another auto tuned "hit". Good for her, shes banking, but so did vanilla ice.
where the hell do you hear auto tune on this? shut the hell up if you don't know what you talking about. The most versatile artist right now. she has a hit in every major genre. she not in a box she's always changing the game. she was on the euro pop stuff before others in 2007 with "please don't stop the music". then she brought dubstep to North America on Rated R. She gives you reggae, rock RNB,Dubstep and euro pop.
Put your hand up if you've ever listened to a song the first time and not thought that much of it? That's everyone on this EARTH. I guarantee the more you hear it, the more you will love it. She doesn't make mistakes. She makes hits.
RiRi is untouchable right now.
"She doesnt make mistakes. She makes hits"... Or she takes them!
Not so much. I luv when she does slower songs- but its not gonna be a fav for me.
Rihanna is perfectly trained to drive you out of your mind-if she has to of course.
I love it! I am happy to see her range. It shocked me. Go Princess Riri
you spelled "princess" wrong
it is spelled "stupidwomanwholikestheguywhohither"
I actually do like it. I am a big fan of her upbeat dance stuff but it is nice to hear something a bit more mellow that show cases her vocals.
Rihanna's vocals don't need to be showcased...they need to be disguised. Like on some of her better songs.
we master at what we do and can watch rihanna's drama all day long...pretty good.
we trained her how to be hungry and determined.
she's a sonic boom..in all areas.
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Yes I believe that Rihanna has yet another hit; the song is mid-tempo but still has a catchy chorus. It is meaningful and can be theme of many healthy relationships. Rihanna has matured musically and sonically with the release of every album- there is improvement of her vocals every year. Her reign just wont let up and she keeps us curious and wanting more. I am really excited to hear what the rest of the album has to offer. Diamonds will be a chart topper.
we like her–
I don't care for it so much either.
we like her
Not a favorite for me.
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