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Last weekend, Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney debuted their unlikely collaboration “FourFiveSeconds“—an earnest, acoustic ode to the (very real) trials of being turnt. Now, we get a peek behind the-scenes with this clip of the three superstars working together at the song’s video shoot. Directed by fashion photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the video has the same stripped-down aesthetic as the song—just the three musicians performing in front of a white backdrop.

Here, Rihanna confirms that the track and video are the first releases off her as-yet-untitled eighth studio album, while also giving some insight into the process behind the visuals. Kanye was apparently responsible for much of the shoot’s styling—the denim jacket Rihanna’s wearing is his own “vintage Sean John” (yes, we are now in the era of vintage Sean John).

As Rihanna says of their denim looks, “It’s classic, it’s iconic, just like the fucking Beatles.”


[Rolling Stone]

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