The video for Rihanna‘s latest single, “Diamonds,” dropped on Thursday (Nov. 8), and it’s a far cry from the steamy clips she’s released in the recent past.
The video practically screams “cinematic” with its super-wide-screen format, jumps between black and white and color and images of the singer floating in the ocean and horses on a desolate hillside. And yes, there are diamonds — a whole lot of them at the beginning of the video.
What do those images have to do with the song’s lyrics? Not a whole lot, save for the actual diamonds. But they do convey the intense feeling that comes across in Rihanna’s voice during the track.
Watch the video and let us know what you think in the comments.