We adored the lighting treatment for Ri-Ri’s ‘Only Girl (In The World)’ video – beautiful soft pastels punctuated with splashes of bright shades. Said softness looks very much to be back in vogue in the video for her latest single ‘California King Bed’. Lovely touches of dappled light, Rihanna casually reclining in beds of sea grass, flowing white fabric – all combining to create a sublime seaside ambience that will warm us Aussies as winter approaches and the temperatures slowly start to plummet except, it seems, in Perth :/
Obviously Rihanna’s in bed beside a hot guy, but given there’s no connection between them, she feels ten thousand miles apart. So in her soft white nightwear, she pops outside for a quite bout of the black and whites. She does, however, return to the land of colour and its autumnal shades for the closing few bars which seem to end rather abruptly – no sustain, no fade.
Another beautifully shot clip.