Ok, islandistas, we are giving you three for the price of one here – just for the sake of contrasting Rihanna and Vita Chambers’ new and very, very different videos.
Rihanna put out two vids in the last two weeks – one in Europe for her love song Te Amo and one in the US for her song Rock Star 101.
Fellow Bajan songbird Vita Chambers also put out a new vid for her song Like Boom.
And … well. Did I mention they are different? Ri-ri’s vids, especially Rock Star 101 are back to being very, very dark after the welcomed peppiness of Rude Boy – the shots with her in the horned headpiece in the middle of the circle certainly won’t do anything to help those ‘Rihanna is a devil worshipper’ rumours. Clearly the intention was to feed that loose talk – even though clever folk will argue it’s just the jagged R that has been the symbol of her Rated R album – but the inference is clear.
Vita’s video on the other hand, is fun, upbeat and full of sweetness and light – in aura, if not in musical style, much like Rihanna in 2005.
See for yourself.