18 Times The “FourFiveSeconds” Music Video Made Me Sweat Through My Denim Shirt — VIDEO
Break out the jean jackets and the emotions, because the music video for Rihanna, Kanye West, and Sir Paul McCartney's “FourFiveSeconds” is here. Tuesday morning (we got three more days 'til Fridaaaay), the music video for the first single off of RiRi's to-be-released album/my new favorite song to sing in the car threw on an oversized belted denim shirt, set up shop on the pop singer's YouTube channel, and said, "Hey, Internet! Today is the day!"
How do I feel about the video? Well, I've had it playing on repeat ever since I woke up and wiped the sleepcrust out of my eyes, so I guess it's safe to say it was love at first viewing.
The music video was directed by fashion photographers Inez & Vinoodh, whose credits include Lady Gaga's "Applause" and Björk's "Hidden Place". The music video for "FourFiveSeconds" is minimalistic as all get-out, but that doesn’t mean it’s boring. It’s so not boring. It's beautiful and affecting and fits the song like a denim glove and oh my god these three deities working together is like something out of my wildest dreams. It's almost too much for my mortal heart to handle.
Here are the moments from the "FourFiveSeconds" music video left me sweatin' through my chambray tunic:
<3<3<3 RIHANNA <3<3<3
<3<3<3 PAUL MCCARTNEY <3<3<3
[Waves] Hi, Paul!
When RiRi shrugs and hits us with an eye roll:
Rihanna's eye roll/shrug combo is my new religion.
When Paul starts to turn around:
"Am I ready for this music video?" I asked myself the first time I watched it. The answer: No. I was not. I will never be ready for this glorious work of art.
When Sir McCartney turns all the way around:
My eyes may or may not may not mist up every time I watch this part. (And by "may or may not," I mean "definitely do.")
When Rihanna looks into the lens:
When Rihanna casts spells with her hands:
She's put a spell ON MY HEART.
<3<3<3 KANYE WEST <3<3<3
[Waves] Hi, Kanye!
When Yeezy's emote-dances:
He totally proves anyone who thinks you can't dance to this song wrong.
When Rihanna's silhouette is just [insert hearteyes emoji here]:
AUGHHHH so much perfection.
When Rihanna does this and I have to fan myself:
Like, she is unreal.
When it's made very clear I am not worthy:
Seriously, I am the least worthy:
When this happens:
I want to turn that image into a piece of wall art. I'm not kidding.
When Rihanna cries, I cry:
I'm not kidding.
When Kanye dances with his back to the camera:
Who is better than Kanye at dancing with his/her back to the camera. No one is better. Kanye is the best, no contest.
When I am reminded, yet again, that I am not worthy:
I've accepted it.
When the music video ends on this image:
Oh, you know. Just one of the greatest rock 'n' rollers of all time, one of the greatest pop stars of all time, and one of the greatest hip hop artists of all time. NBD.
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