*Rihanna today released the first single from her new album online, and already there is speculation that the lyrics are about her relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
“Diamonds,” the first to be released from her album due in November, contains the lines, “Find light in the beautiful sea/ I chose to be happy/ You and I, you and I/ We’re like diamonds in the sky,” and the chorus: “So shine bright tonight, you and I/ We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky/ Eye to eye, so alive/ We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky.” Could she be singing about Chris?
Rihanna recently spoke about the mid-tempo track, telling UK DJ Elvis Duran: “It gives me such a great feeling when I listen to it… The lyrics are very hopeful and positive, but it’s about love, and the gears are a little different from what people would expect. I’m excited to surprise them sonically.”
“Diamonds” sees Rihanna working with producers Stargate once more, the team behind “Don’t Stop The Music,” “Only Girl (In The World)” and “Rude Boy.”
Rihanna has yet to confirm the details of the album release date or its title, but it’s rumored to be called “7 Wonders.”
Listen to “Diamonds” below.