And you got me, let go
What you want from me? (What you want from me?)
And I tried to buy your pretty heart, but the price too high
Baby you got me like oh
You love when I fall apart (fall apart)
So you can put me together
And throw me against the wall
I’m not a Rihanna fan, but when I heard this first verse of “Love on the Brain” on the radio one day, I was instantly hooked. It was different than her other hits in the past, as her voice was less auto-tuned and a thundering drum made the song’s beat. Though most of the song’s lyrics are repetitive, as usual in Rihanna’s songs, this one had true meaning. It was the first time I heard her sing raw and with power. It felt surreal to me.
“Love on the Brain” is from Rihanna’s recent album from 2016, ANTI, which is good for the most part. “Kiss it Better”, “Needed Me”, and “Desperado” are the only other songs that stand out to me on that album, but personally “Love on the Brain” is her best hit yet. Right when I told myself I wouldn’t buy any Rihanna songs, “Love on the Brain” became one exception. The song from ANTI is less candy-pop and more dynamic than her other hits in the past, which is the new trend in music these days. And I’m definitely liking it so far.
So if you were like me, struggling to find great music from the 21st century, look no further – listen to “Love on the Brain” and your heart will start pounding for more.