Rihanna Debuts "Stay" Video! How Does It Compare to Her Others?

The pop star shows a softer, more vulnerable side of herself in the emotional music video for her new single

Rihanna bares it all -- body and soul -- in her new music video for her single "Stay." After all her many stylized videos in the past, this stripped down take is something we love.

Like the song, the "Stay" video is a moody retrospective on a relationship gone wrong. RiRi is teamed with Nashville singer Mikky Ekko -- and though the duo breaks our heart with their voices, it's Rihanna who really tears us apart in this video. She genuinely looks like she's breaking into pieces over a boy, especially as she cries one single tear in the video's final moments.

Who ever said Rihanna can't act?

"Stay" is a lot slower than Rihanna's other singles, and we like that she kept the video simple. (And she had no problem with showing some skin -- but, of course, she's already proved that time and again.) It's nice to see Rihanna experiment both with her sound and her tried-and-true style this time around and really show her vulnerable side to the world.

Check out some of our other favorite Rihanna videos below. Though this isn't the first time RiRi has gotten naked or splashed around in a bathtub, these really show how unique "Stay" is -- for Rihanna, at least.

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