Rihanna has unleashed a poignant and gritty music video for her new single, We Found Love, showcasing a loved-up couple's problems with addiction.
The promo, which hit the headlines after RiRi went topless in Irish farmer Alan Graham's field in Northern Ireland, is directed by Melina Matsoukas, and sees the Bajan babe cavorting with hunky model/boxer, Dudley O'Shaughnessy.
Despite the song's feel-good, sunny vibe, the video is a dark look at love and substance abuse. The mini-movie opens with a voice that sounds somewhat like Rihanna doing a cockney accent saying: "I saw you screaming and no one can hear. You almost feel ashamed that someone could be that important that without them, you feel like nothing."
She adds: "No one will ever understand how much it hurts. You feel hopeless, like nothing can save you. Then when it's over, and it's gone, you almost wish you could have all that bad stuff back, so that you could have the good."
During the clip, Rihanna and Dudley make their way through Belfast, experiencing the ups and downs of their relationship - as the video shows they are not only addicted to each other, but also drugs and partying.
The video is a montage of their love affair: a dizzying mix of sweet, tender moments, sexier, naked moments and moments where both RiRi and Dudley are too messed up to care much about anything but the feeling of being high, often leading to fighting.
They skate, they kiss, he watches as Rihanna frolics topless in a field, they party. All the good is bookended by fights (one notably in a car) and drug-fuelled benders - one of which ends with Dudley tattooing 'MINE' on the 23-year old's bare bottom.
In the end, all of it becomes too much for the couple and the frustrations and pressures of their love affair begin to become more about the rush than the actual love. Rihanna walks out, leaving Dudley passed out on the ground barely able to do anything to win her back.
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