With less than two weeks until the release of her seventh studio album, Unapologetic, Rihanna has finally released the music video for the set’s first single, “Diamonds.”
From the opening shot of RiRi rolling up a diamond-filled blunt, to the majestic horses, to the burning roses, to the ending shot of the pop goddess floating on water, the clip, directed by Anthony Mandler, is packed with gorgeously shot (somewhat conceptually confusing) imagery. There’s a lot going on, yes, but the true star and focal point of the video rightfully Rihanna, who shines, as the song says, as bright and stunningly as a diamond against the visual collage.
Unapologetic is due in stores on November 19.
Watch the music video for “Diamonds” below: