Rihanna Embraces Natural Look in ‘FourFiveSeconds’ Video With Kanye West and Paul McCartney
Just like in the sneak peek she dropped yesterday, RiRi sports her hair in a slicked-back style and dons denim, opting for a simple, casual look along with her two collaborators -- Kanye West and Paul McCartney.
Set against a white background, the video is stripped down from the usual glitz and glamour Rihanna is known for. The square frame throughout the video and the black-and-white tone goes perfectly with the raw and unplugged quality of the track.
Directed by Inez & Vinoodh, the visual looks like a Calvin Klein-meets-Levi's ad. And considering Rihanna and Kanye are both fashionist forward in their own right, it's quite fitting. There's also more emotion put into their performance without worrying about any special effects.
Meanwhile Paul, who is also dressed head-to-toe in denim, is hanging out in the background with his guitar. His presence is clearly known and not ignored.
This video is just a peek into what Rihanna has up her sleeve for her next album, 'R8,' which also features collaborations with Mike WiLL Made-It, Ne-Yo, DJ Mustard and Rae Sremmurd.
Will the stripped-down vibe carry on into her album? We'll just have to wait and listen.
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