Watch the Video for Rihanna's Twangy New Song with Kanye West and Paul McCartney

This sound is sick.

Update, 2/3: The full video for "FourFiveSeconds" just dropped minutes ago. Shot by visual imagery maestros Inez and Vinoodh, it features Rihanna, Kanye, and Paul McCartney sometimes silhouetted but mostly in classy black and white. Kanye even dances a bit!

Watch the video here:

Original post, 1/25: On Saturday, with very little fanfare, Rihanna announced by Twitter (opens in new tab) that she has a new song for us to hear—and it features both Kanye West and Paul McCartney. As we've come to expect from completely out-of-the-blue and surprisingly timed music releases, the sound itself is a big part of the shock factor.

"FourFiveSeconds" is Rihanna like we've never heard her—dare we say she gets a little bit twangy? When her nearly-hoarse vocals come together with West's singing (which represents his more melodic moments) and McCartney's guitar, the effect is like a 2015 take on old-school Americana. 

Download the song here (opens in new tab), and listen below: 

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Jessica Pels
Jessica Pels

As the editor of Cosmopolitan, Jess oversees the editorial for all of Cosmo's efforts across print, digital, video, and emerging platforms. Previously she served as the digital director of Marie Claire, where she tripled the readership, and she's held print and hybrid posts at Glamour and Teen Vogue. In 2013 she launched an interactive e-commerce platform for a fashion-tech startup, and in a former life she was a ballet dancer and NYU film student. She lives in Manhattan with her scruffy dog George.