Rihanna's new single “We Found Love” (Def Jam) marks another leap forward for her and the British-born dance genre of dubstep.
It's a club anthem in the broadest sense, but its spare lyrics, which largely revolve around Rihanna chanting “We found love in a hopeless place,” are poignant and sweetly triumphant. Produced by Calvin Harris, best-known as an artist in his own right and for his work with Kylie Minogue, “We Found Love” is a more streamlined, mainstream version of dubstep, though it does keep some unique electronic loops and complicated rhythms.
As the lead single for Rihanna's still-untitled sixth album, due in November, it will certainly raise interest as it stomps right up the charts.
Not sure how long the link below will last, but the song is also streaming on Rihanna's Facebook page if you "like" her.We Found Love by Rihanna
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