Maroon 5 & Rihanna: 'If I Never See Your Face Again'
Released on Monday, Jun 30 2008
Published Tuesday, Jun 17 2008, 12:43 BST
| By Alex Fletcher |
Is there anything Rihanna
can't do? The R&B queen scored the biggest hit of 2007 with a song called 'Umbrella', while her repackaged Good Girl Gone Bad
album somehow avoids sounding like a record company cash-in thanks to the addition of some cracking new tracks. Now, attempting to push her powers to the limit, Maroon 5 have asked her to add some sexual spark to their new single.
Unfortunately, this is a step too far even for Rihanna. Her silky tones clash horribly with Adam Levine's shrill falsetto, and the sexual chemistry radar for the pairing registers at zero. Maroon 5's usual radio-friendly rock-lite has been given a sprucing up with some jagged synths and buzzing guitars, but it's not enough to rescue the track, which should never have left the recording studio.> Click here for our review of Rihanna's album