Rihanna has released a politically-charged visual for her brand-new single "American Oxygen". The song was recorded by the 27-year-old Barbadian pop star Rihanna (real name Robyn Fenty) for her upcoming eighth studio album. It was written over the course of a year by Alex da Kid, Candice Pillay, Sam Harris and Rihanna. "American Oxygen" was inspired by the 1984 single "Born in the U.S.A." by American singer Bruce Springsteen. The dubstep-influenced ballad was produced by Alex da Kid together with rapper Kanye West.
The patriotic content of the lyrics is reflected in the music video directed by Darren Craig. It features random footage of monumental events and figures in American history that have shaped the racially-diverse society including the recent Ferguson protests, Occupy Wall Street, burning towers on 9/11, the moon landing, the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a glimpse of Martin Luther King Jr.'s dead body inside his coffin and even Ku Klux Klan horsemen. The clip also shows Rihanna standing in front of the American flag as well as rocking silver hair in parachute gear.
We know that you can't get enough of the brilliant visual for "American Oxygen" and are dying to abuse the play button. We encourage you to watch it a few times. In order to help you memorize the song, we have provided you with the actual lyrics you can scroll through for ease of access.
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