The video was released last night for Rihanna’s heartfelt ballad “Stay (featuring Mikky Ekko.)” Mostly the singer just “stays” in the bathtub.
The video may not be the most complicated, and the song isn’t either, but it IS haunting and beautiful. This may be my favorite Rihanna song ever. She even nailed it live at the Grammys, and her live performances can sometimes be shaky.
It’s a deeply emotional song, and you can’t help but feel like she’s singing about her long-time turbulent love with Chris Brown:
Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
And it takes me all the way
And I want you to stay
Ohhh the reason I hold on
Ohhh cause I need this hole gone
Funny you’re the broken one but I’m the only one who needed saving
Cause when you never see the light it’s hard to know which one of us is caving
There has been a lot of speculation that Rihanna might be engaged to Chris after a photo surfaced of a diamond ring on her ring finger. She had rings on almost every finger, so it’s hard to tell what’s going on here, but you can see the pic here at Glamour.
“Stay,” co-written by Mikky Ekko and Justin Parker, is a single off of Rihanna’s seventh album Unapologetic.