The only thing potentially hotter than Rihanna’s buzz after her strip-tease in her latest video is an EDM collaboration to keep the dancefloors rocking all Summer from Beirut to Barcelona. With Calvin Harris behind the boards, the two have just unleashed “This Is What You Came For,” a record that will make you hate yourself for enjoying it, tap your feet to the rhythm and pound your fists against your steering wheel all summer long as it plays ad nauseum on every channel in the world.
After teasing the single with an announcement then a preview, the raging anthem hit conspicuously after Drake’s Views dropped. Obviously unconcerned with being swept away by the ‘Tsunami from the 6ix’, the tune finds its own lane, and inevitably the top of the pop charts with ease.
Rihanna and Harris have worked together before, most notably on the No. 1 hit “We Found Love” in 2013. If past success is any indication of their propensity for victory, “This Is What You Came For” will be blasting at deafening volume all over the globe for the next 18 months, so we better get used to it.