Rihanna has released the music video for her song “American Oxygen”, which is the third track from her forthcoming eighth studio album.
The singer, who wrote the song for the NCAA’s March Madness commercials, released her latest vid earlier this month on Tidal, but now it’s here for al her fans to see.
Directed by Darren Craig, the clip features the singer among a montage of images from throughout US history – from the civil rights movement to the moon landing, JFK and contemporary visuals from today’s headlines.
The powerful captivating video shows Bob Marley performing on stage. The video also shows a snippet of US President Barack Obama at his swearing in ceremony and footage of Martin Luther King which includes his funeral.
American Oxygen which is clearly one of Rihanna’s more meaningful videos speaks of America then and now showcasing riots, the need for unity, freedom and peace.
She started her run at the new year with a pair of A-list collaborators, tapping Kanye West and The Fab Four‘s own Paul McCartney for “FourFiveSeconds,” presumably off her forthcoming record Bitch Better Have My Money.
It was then announced that Rihanna would be the face of a new campaign from Christian Dior; the very first black woman to do so.
And now, we’re being treated to a remarkably poignant visual for new single “American Oxygen,” which she debuted in a powerful performance at this weekend’s Final Four proceedings.
Watch “American Oxygen” music video by Rihanna.