Rihanna takes it all off in her new video for her hit song, Stay. Well she doesn’t necessarily take it all off in the way of getting naked for the cameras. Rihanna can be seen in a tub of water as the music for Stay is playing in the background. So cool your heels fellas, the video is tastefully done.
Directed by Sophie Muller, the video can be best described as having a “reflection of self” kind of moment. Have you ever had a day where you were feeling not so chipper and the only thing that would calm you or bring you solace was music? Then you look for that Sade cut or you favorite song that will either put you in deep thought or pull you out of your current state? That is the Rihanna video in a nutshell.
Rihanna took to twitter to express how much this video meant to her saying, “This video is everything!” “Simple but emotional!”The singer is not seen lip-syncing the lyrics, rather she is seen in thought. At one point she starts to sing to the lyrics but can only manage to get a few words out before she falls into another emotional place.
Critics are always curious to know if the lyrics have to do with Rihanna and Chris Brown’s turbulent past. But the beautiful thing about music and art is that once it is out in the atmosphere, it belongs to the world to interpret however they see it. Whether it is about Brown or not, the music and the video stand alone.
Asa Lovechild is an accomplished actress and singer out of New York City.