New Music: Rihanna – “Sledgehammer”
Rihanna’s new single, “Sledgehammer” continues to prove how versatile the singer is. In the dramatic song that she co-wrote alongside Sia, she comes to the realization of her strength. Metaphorically, Rihanna sings, “You're just another brick and I'm a sledgehammer.” She finds her strength and rises above her enemy.
It was indicated that she might’ve recorded the song two years ago, as the singer tweeted a line from the chorus:
Rihanna has already received praise for her vocal performance on the song. Hate to underestimate the singer, but it seems like a challenging effort for her live (mainly in the pre-chorus where she sings in a falsetto).
Personally, the song is too cinematic for my taste. However, it’s a strong effort vocally for the singer.
Sledgehammer will be featured in the motion picture, "Star Trek Beyond."