Take a few minutes and treat yourself to “FourFiveSeconds,” the first single from Rihanna’s upcoming album. She performs with Kanye West and the legendary Paul McCartney and yes, it’s beautiful.
The three are set to premiere the song live at the Grammy Awards on Sunday.
The video for the song was shot in black-and-white which gives it a clean, spare, high-fashion look.
Speaking of fashion, West came up with the all-denim wardrobe idea for the video, directed by fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
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“Kanye came up with the idea of just doing some real street, denim, all-American-type look," Rihanna has explained. "Denim never goes out of style. It's classic, it's iconic, just like the (freaking) Beatles.”
Rolling Stone writes that “with that much star power on one song, plus the campfire feel of the melody, they can afford to keep the music video simple, and that's exactly the case here.
“The Herb Ritts-esque black-and-white clip finds Rihanna and West just singing their collaborative track while McCartney strums the riff on an acoustic guitar, with the real highlight coming when the three musical titans share the same frame.”