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Rihanna: 'Diamonds' - Single review

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Released on Monday, Oct 1 2012

Rihanna 'Diamonds' single artwork.
Barely a month goes by these days when Rihanna hasn't released or, at a bare minimum, featured on a new track (she put out the fifth cut from her latest album in the US last month). That said, few can deny her singles strike rate, which in 30-plus songs across six records, has yet to seriously falter. Question is, how does she even begin to top her previous album header/unrelenting global monster 'We Found Love'?

The answer, to put it simply, is with 'Diamonds', which steers the polar opposite from her recent clubbier efforts and adopts a rarely-seen softer and more prolific edge. "So shine bright tonight, you and I, we're beautiful like diamonds in the sky" she croons about her true love over propelling drums and echoed beats courtesy of songwriter-du-jour Sia and knob-twiddler Benny Blanco. She may forever be on the cusp of overexposure, but by the time the emotional climax kicks in, the result feels like a whole new Rihanna.



Listen to 'Diamonds' below:

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