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Rihanna wants her fans to "shine bright," and she reminds them that they can in her newest single, "Diamonds."
Stargate produced this new track, so expect for it to be as catchy as their other collaborations with Rihanna like "Only Girl (In the World)," "S&M" and "Unfaithful." "Diamonds" isn't as upbeat as some of Rihanna's other creations, but its hook -- "So shine bright tonight, you and I/ We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky/ Eye to eye, so alive/ We're beautiful like diamonds in the sky" -- is one that will surely get caught in your head after one listen.
"It gives me such a great feeling when I listen to it," she told Las Vegas radio host Elvis Duran at the iHeartRadio festival (via MTV News). "The lyrics are very hopeful and positive, but it's about love, and the gears are a little different from what people would expect. I'm excited to surprise them sonically."
We always wonder who artists are singing about in love songs like this. It could be that Rihanna is serenading a man who doesn't exist, but we tend to assume she's talking to ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. She recently admitted she still loves him, and they shared a kiss at the MTV Video Music Awards earlier this month.
Rihanna opens the song by singing, "Find light in the beautiful sea/ I chose to be happy/ You and I, you and I/ We're like diamonds in the sky."
"Diamonds" is the first single off of Rihanna's upcoming seventh studio album, and is also the name of her 2013 world tour. Rihanna has yet to announce when her album will drop or what it will be called, but many believe it will come out in November and be called 7 Wonders.