Barbadian singer, actress, fashion designer, Robyn Rihanna Fenty NH came through with this amazing love song she labeled “We Found Love”.
This is a single off Rihanna’s sixth studio album Talk that Talk. It was also included on 18 Months, the third album from Scottish electronic artist and this song’s producer Calvin Harris, who penned the lyrics as well.
This song became one of the bestselling singles of all time, and Rihanna’s longest running single, outlasting her smash hit “Umbrella” on top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts. This was Harris’ first time on the Hot 100, and became a huge boon to his career. He’d been releasing music since 2007.
Harris was able to tap Rihanna for the song after he opening for her on a leg of her Loud tour in 2011. When Rihanna announced the collaboration to Twitter fans, the Rihanna Navy jumped on Harris, ensuring he would produce a hit. Luckily he didn’t disappoint.
The music video, directed by Melissa Matsoukas, depicts two lovers are in an unsustainable relationship based on passion and drugs, more like an addiction than a healthy interest. The video features a lot of drug usage and a Chris Brown lookalike, which was controversial, given their real-life abusive relationship. Matsoukas addressed the rumors about the controversial video in an interview with MTV:
Again, it goes back to a story that we all can relate to. It’s not Rihanna’s story; it’s her story in the video, and she’s acting. But everybody’s [as well]. Obviously, there’s a lot of comparisons to her real life , and that’s not at all the intention.
Finally, the song was officially released on September 22, 2011 with production credit from Calvin Harris.
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