Watch: Rihanna Embarks on Emotional Rollercoaster in “Diamonds” Music Video
As the singer’s fastest-rising single, the mid-tempo pop ballad appears on her upcoming seventh studio album, Unapologetic, which will drop worldwide on November 19th.
The new visuals take us on wave of emotions for the song Rihanna calls “hopeful,” with scenes of her fearfully escaping a car on foot, shedding tears, surrounded by destruction, but then ultimately finding peace.
Throughout the clip, Rihanna‘s hand is tightly gripping a man’s heavily tattooed arm, but they eventually can no longer hold onto each other.
“Diamonds” has reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and serves as Ri‘s 23rd Top 10 hit.
When describing the feel of Unapologetic she told MTV, “every song is special and it means something. It’s mid-tempo but it’s mellow. It’s a stoner’s album kind of.”
Enjoy the video for “Diamonds” below and pre-order Unapologetic on iTunes.