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Video: Rihanna – “Diamonds”

on November 08, 2012, 4:34pm

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Rihanna packs on the metaphors in her new video for “Diamonds”. Directed by Anthony Mandler, whose helmed past RiRi vids like “Disturbia” and “Only Girl (In the World)”, the mini-movie jumbles together several interrelated scenes: Rihanna running down a pitch-black road, laying in a room where broken items are fixed through a magical rewind, standing amid apocalyptic ruins, and floating in the sea, arms out in a cross like she’s waiting to be baptized. Is she trying to escape from the ruins of the past, or is she looking for redemption with her own diamond? Mull those questions over and more when you watch below.

Rihanna’s seventh album, Unapologetic, hits stores November 19th. The singer recently revealed the album’s tracklist, which features cameos from Eminem, Future, and a rather controversial one from ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

Unapologetic Tracklist:
01. Fresh Out the Runway
02. Diamonds
03. Numb (feat. Eminem)
04. Pour It Up
05. Love Song (feat. Future)
06. Jump
07. Right Now
08. What Now
09. Stay (feat. Mikky Ekko)
10. Nobodies Business (feat. Chris Brown)
11. Love Without Tragedy/Mother Mary
12. Get It Over With
13. No Love Allowed
14. Lost in Paradise
15. Half of Me (Bonus Track)