It’s about damn time Coldplay and Rihanna released their music video for “Princess of China” considering how many photos and teasers they threw our way. Thankfully it was worth the wait.
We already knew RiRi would look like a gangsta goth geisha (since she tweeted a photo) but the continuation of these nail rings that look like gold eagle talons is slightly concerning.
The best part of the entire video is when Chris Martin and Rihanna kneel in front of each other on the sand and stare into each other’s eyes with this quiet desperation that doesn’t seem completely staged. They’re mourning the loss of their love.
Other than that hawt almost-makeup sesh, I love when the two fighters leap into the air in slow-mo armed with their samurai swords, wearing light, flowy clothes. We don’t see an actual battle but my bet would be on Rihanna because that girl is super tough.
This is the fourth single off Coldplay’s fifth studio album Mylo Xyloto.
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We finally get to see the result of Rihanna’s gangsta goth geisha look that she tweeted in late March. The singer gets handsy in the visuals for “Princess of China,” wearing gigantic gold talons for fingernails while hands shoot out behind her like she’s a deity. Rihanna looks GORG in a strapless black dress, channeling Angie in many of the shots with a leg bomb.
The video is reportedly being featured behind Coldplay during their international tour because Rihanna obvs can’t make it to the performances — that’s probably why Chris Martin’s entire solo at the beginning is cut out, making it a short 2:38.
The track is from Coldplay’s new album Mylo Zyloto and Piranha was commissioned to create the music video.What do you think of the visuals?
Watch it here: