Rihanna and Calvin Harris Release "This Is What You Came For"
The mid-tempo EDM track is the duo's first collaboration in five years, since their 10 million-selling "We Found Love" and "Where Have You Been."
Rihanna and Calvin Harris have done it again. The dynamic duo teamed up during the first weekend of Coachella and on Friday morning they dropped their new dual single, "This Is What You Came For."
The mid-tempo EDM track has a subtle, breezy house beat with Rihanna singing about a woman who knows how to get, and give, attention. "Baby, this is what you came for/ Lightning strikes every times she moves," Rih Rih intones over the bubbling keyboards that open the track. "And everybody's watching her/ But she's looking at you, oh oh/ You, oh, oh, you, oh oh."
Up the tempo (but just a bit) and that's the track, a chilled-out, joyful club track that nods to classic Chicago house from the late 1980s and early 1990s, but with a modern, poppier flavor.
The song marks the duo's first collaboration in five years, since their 10 million-selling "We Found Love" (written and produced by Harris) and "Where Have You Been" (co-written and co-produced by Harris), which reached No. 1 and No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively; the 10-week run at No. 1 for "We Found Love" is Rihanna's longest streak at the top of the Hot 100. In 2013, "We Found Love" won a Grammy for best short form music video and "Where Have You Been" was nominated for best pop solo performance.
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