“We Found Love” is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, from her currently untitled sixth studio album, and features Scottish singer-songwriter Calvin Harris. “We Found Love” was released as the lead single from the album and premiered on September 22, 2011, in the United Kingdom on the Capital FM radio station and was made available to download on the same day via iTunes in Australia, France, Italy and the United States. The artwork for “The artwork for “We Found Love” was released by Rihanna’s official Facebook page on September 22, 2011″ was released by Rihanna’s official Facebook page on September 22, 2011
The song has met with mixed to positive reviews from music critics, who praised the songs composition and Rihanna’s vocal performance, however, some critics felt that although the lyrical content was sparse and comes second to Harris’ production.
The music video for “We Found Love” was shot on September 26 and 27, 2011, in Bangor, Northern Ireland. The video was shot in a field in the town of County Down, ahead of Rihanna embarking on the European leg of the Loud Tour. During filming, a number of residents driving around the location of the set called the BBC to inform them that traffic in the area was congested, due to drivers trying to catch a glimpse of the singer.
Pictures of Rihanna leaked onto the internet the same day, which featured Rihanna wearing “a red bandana top, long flannel shirt, and dirty denim”, reminiscent of the song’s artwork, with additional scenes of the singer wearing “an American flag bikini, denim vest, and ripped jeans”.
The owner of the field, Alan Graham, expressed distaste with regard to Rihanna exposing her breasts on his field, and asked the crew to stop filming, saying “When the filming did become to my mind unacceptable I requested the filming to stop … it became apparent to me that the situation was becoming inappropriate and I requested them to stop and they did”.
Rap-Up reported that the video was reminiscent of the lead single from Rihanna’s previous album Loud, “Only Girl (In the World)”, which also featured Rihanna in the state of nature in a number of scenes including fields and hillsides.
Rihanna – We Found Love (Official Video) ft. Calvin Harris
Rihanna ‘We Found Love’ video shoot
Rihanna shoots new music video for ‘We Found Love’ clips
Rihanna ‘We Found Love’ video shoot clips