Rihanna just released her newest video for the club hit We Found Love.
The 23-year-old superstar is joined by 21-year-old British fighter-cum-model Dudley O'Shaughnessy and reunites with director Melina Matsoukas of Rihanna's S&M and Rude Boy.
The Man Down singer hand-picked O'Shaughnessy, 21, to be in her music video, which was shot in Northern Ireland last month.
If you follow all the latest Rihanna gossip, you may recognize Alderman Alan Graham's Northern Ireland field in the video - that's the field that Rihanna was kicked out of after the farmer saw her stripping down and asked her to acquaint herself with a greater god.
Not so sure if that happened with this video, but Rihanna's stoked about it.
We've never done a video like this before, the Barbadian beauty tweeted on Wednesday. This is probably one of the deepest videos I've ever done. It's all about love and love being like a drug ... you definitely get that from this. The good feeling of it and the dangers of it. That's what this video is about.
The video, which feels like being stuck somewhere between the disco and the drug trips in Danny Boyle's Trainspotting, oscillates between washed-out drab industrialism and tripped out psychedelics.
It opens with Rihanna doing her best Eliza Doolittle cockney accent saying:
I saw you screaming when no one can hear. You always feel ashamed that someone could be that important that without them, you feel like nothing. No one will ever understand how much it hurts. You feel hopeless, like nothing can save you. Then when it's over, it's gone, you almost wish you could have all that bad stuff back, so that you can have the good.
The dialogue foreshadows what is to come.
Like a drug trip, the video is a dizzying mix of ecstasy, paranoia, and depression. After a wild ride, Rihanna is left alone curled up in the corner. It's vaguely reminiscent of Rihanna's recollections of her past abusive relationships -- an ode to the good times and the bad.
While the video may be less controversial than some of Rihanna's others (Man Down for example), viewers are likely voice out about the smoking, drinking, raves, candy-colored drugs, and the joyful vomiting (of colored ribbons).
Despite the song's feel-good vibe, the mini-movie is a dark look at love and substance abuse.
We Found Love, produced by Calvin Harris, is the first single off her upcoming Talk That Talk album, set for a Nov. 21 release. The song, and video, will surely give a major boost to her already growing presence on European dance charts.
We Found Love has already climbed to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart.
What do you think of Rihanna's We Found Love video?