Rihanna/Harris single shows this is what we pay for
TRACK OF THE WEEK
This Is What You Came For by Rihanna and Calvin Harris
Put simply, this is a definition banger. Yeah, there’s a little less nuance than We Found Love, but that’s no bad thing. The beat gets more complex as the song goes on, leading up to a climactic drop – and Rihanna infuses her vocal with a wry smile. “This is what you came for,” she sings, smiling and reaching her hand across the dancefloor.
Hero of the week is Ariana Grande, who told the Sunday Times that she is tired of being typecast. “Women can be anything. Are you a good girl or a bad girl? No! I’m a good girl, I’m a bad girl, I’m innocent, I’m sexy, I’m smart, I’m funny – I’m everything. Whatever I feel like wearing that day, it doesn’t define me. It defines what mood I’m in. That applies to all women.”
Fretter of the week is Calvin Harris, who was worried when he played the Track of the Week to Rihanna for the first time. “That’s the first time I’ve felt that with an artist,” he told Radio 1. “She heard it for the first time at Coachella in a trailer. It was me, her and her manager. I had a little monitor put in and I just blasted it out a couple of times. She was like, ‘It’s sick’.”
Zero of the week is online dating, according to Katy B. “Everyone’s having Nando’s and Netflix and Chill now instead of going on the pull,” she told the Guardian. “It’s funny, I’ve always gone to really geeky music clubs where it’s not really about [pulling]. But then surely there’s more community to clubbing?
“A lot of the club nights I’ve grown up with, it’s the same people who go to them every single time. It’s the same generation going there. That’s gotta be better than Tinder, surely?”