“Princess of China” — Coldplay ft. Rihanna
Princess of China, the much-anticipated collaboration between Coldplay and Rihanna, was finally released last week with a dramatic, eye-popping music video. I never thought Rihanna and Chris Martin’s voices could complement each other so well but RiRi impressively holds her own with the alternative rockers. The R&B songstress looks amazing in her sexy Asian-inspired outfits, and Chris Martin is a dreamboat as usual, playing Rihanna’s star cross lover. With flying ninja sword fights, desert landscapes, and some amazing on screen chemistry between Chris and Rihanna (hopefully Gwyneth Paltrow wasn’t too hard on Chris), the video definitely does the song justice.
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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.
Watch it here:
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:
Rihanna went “gangsta goth geisha” for her upcoming “Princess of China” video with Coldplay. She posted pictures of her costume and makeup on Twitter this morning with the apt description and the hashtags #thuglife and #princessofchina.
In one of the photos, RiRi extends her middle finger with a freakishly long fingernail extension. She also wears thick black eye makeup and has her hair in an intense updo, partly held together by chopsticks. The look is partly East meets West and modern-day Geisha.
If this is any indiciation of Chris Martin’s look for the upcoming video, I’m excited.