Single Review: “Towards the Sun” by Rihanna

“Towards the Sun” was recorded by Rihanna to be featured in the 2015 film ‘Home’ and released on February 24 for digital download. Written by Tiago Carvalho, Gary Go and Rihanna, “Towards the Sun” is a mid-tempo ballad that has clearly R&B impressions all over it.

The 4 minutes and 33 seconds long single has thumbing drums and gigantic chorus, as often related with Rihanna. The lyrics are uplifting and positive backed by arena-backing vocals and children’s choir. Some critics have also compared the track to Coldplay’s 2012 collaboration with Rihanna which was titled “Princess of China”.

The track has a theatrical atmosphere, an anthemic chorus and multi-layered verses. The result is a radio-friendly track that manages to triumph the music scene. Many critics have rightly called the track an ‘epic and empowering’ single.

The track has managed to peak at #22 in France but it is sitting at #76 in UK Singles charts. There is every chance that it will reach a higher peak point mainly due to its radio-friendly and anthemic nature. The track will not be appearing in Rihanna’s solo album.

Rihanna Tour

Even though the “pop princess” has no worldwide tour scheduled for the time being, Rihanna is rumoured to make plans for a tour with Kanye West. According to various sources, Rihanna and Kanye West are said to prepare a stage comeback soon. Their performance during the 2015 Grammy Awards has created high expectations among fans of both artists, and tickets should sell out quickly when the tour is officially announced. As soon as a tour is announced, there is no doubt that fans will rush onto the Internet to buy tickets. On platforms such as Ticketbis, music fans can buy and sell concerts tickets. Since 2009, their website has sold more than 200,000 tickets to worldwide events with a secured guarantee for both buyers and sellers.

Rihanna will be starring in ‘Home’ alongside Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin. The movie will be released on March 27.

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Post Author: David Watt