This past friday, Rihanna releases her video for “California King Bed,” which was evidently inspired by her short-lived relationship with Matt Kemp. I must say Rihanna looks amazing. The song is not necessarily my style because she ventures out to the Country music genre. This time, Rihanna switches up the tempo by singing about matters of the heart, instead of her libido.
In the song, she sings, “Just when I felt like giving up on us you turned around and gave me one last touch. That made everything feel better and even then my eyes got wetter. So confused wanna ask you if you love me but I don’t wanna seem so weak maybe I’ve been California dreaming.”
“California King Bed” is the seventh single off her album, Loud, which has been doing absolutely well. To keep the her “navy (fans)” happy, Rihanna has planned on releasing this video last week then shortly after she will release her video for her track, “Man Down.”
In an interview with MTV News, she revealed, “‘Man Down’ is gangsta! It comes from me trying to achieve that [vibe]… I’m super inspired by reggae music [and it] has been a part of me since I was born, and I grew up listening to it. I grew up loving it… The special thing in that song is the fact that it’s a female singing those lyrics, then you have that reggae thing and the chant; the overall energy in that song is so gangsta.”
Check out her less gangsta video for “California King Bed.”