Well, after waiting and waiting, Rihanna's 'Where Have You Been' music video has dropped. It has been anticipated to be somewhat tribal.. and TRIBAL was all up and through this video. I also couldn't help that the ambiance of the dance number resembled Beyonce's 'Run The World (Girls)', but nevertheless, these videos are in their own zone.
Rihanna adds her flavor by emerging from the water in ink-black hair, perfectly aiming for the camera, as if she's an otherworldly, Stargate-inspired girl looking and hunting for her 'love'. The other cultural looks brings about an international vibe, suggesting that the video can be related to every nationality. Beyonce's 'Run The World' is in a class by itself; it's almost as if no other copied version can ever top Beyonce's dance-in-the-sand routine. Rihanna comes pretty close, though.
Forming the EYE.... uhhh... several times that happened in the video. Colors and dance routines were good; I especially could see one of these looks being produced by Vivienne Westwood or any designer with a crazy flair of cultural style.
What's your take on it?