Video for Rihanna, Kanye West And Paul McCartney’s “FourFiveSeconds” hits the web and it’s pretty good

by | Feb 3, 2015 | MUSIC

I’ve got a pretty soft spot for Kanye since Yeezus, and who doesn’t love a good booze-fueled Rihanna rendition belted from a car speeding down 195 on the way home from the bar? Well add some guitar stylings via Beatles legend Paul McCartney, and you get this pretty damn good new ballad.


I’ve got a pretty soft spot for Kanye since Yeezus, and who doesn’t love a good booze-fueled Rihanna rendition belted from a car speeding down 195 on the way home from the bar? Well add some guitar stylings via Beatles legend Paul McCartney, and you get this pretty damn good new ballad.

Rumors had flown around the net for a while about how and what this song was supposed to be, but now we’ve got a visual hint. Check it out below:

“FourFiveSeconds” is set to come on on Rihanna’s next unnamed LP. A making-of video gives some insight into the production of the new piece.

The black and white aesthetic, and the all-denim fashion, was very much on purpose, it seems:

“Kanye came up with the idea of just doing some real street, denim, all-American-type look,” said Rihanna. “Denim never goes out of style. It’s classic, it’s iconic, just like the fucking Beatles.”

She ain’t wrong…

Brad Kutner

Brad Kutner




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