....About An Umbrella! Holy shit, right?! Never thought you'd see the day when there was an amazing terrific fantastic explosive mega-orgasmic pop song about a freakin' umbrella, did ya?! No. I bet you didn't.
So, I think it's fair to say that Rihanna has delivered a once-in-a-lifetime song here (songs about umbrellas don't come along very often you know), but I do worry that she is just getting my (and everyone else who think pop music is the best kind of music) hopes up. I mean, her first album in 2005 had one good song on it. Her second album from 2006 had one good song on it (the almost-as-amazing-as-Umbrella "SOS") and now she has another album coming out (called Good Girl Gone Bad is the title if the Jay-Z rap didn't clue you in). This one is apparently going to be much better than those other two (you'd certainly hope so or she's facing a dead end career).
Still, for now, we have the most amazing song ever written in the history of music about an umbrella. Hell, I'll be bold and extend that to the most amazing song ever written in the history of music about something you can stand under. I know. I know. I like to be daring in my critical assessments.
And you have to watch the just premiered music video. It's sort of one of the craziest music videos I've seen all year. It's delightfully bonkers. Just ignore the silly Jay-Z rap (has one man ever come so close to single-handedly ruining a song? Silly American music markets needing a rap to play it on the radio. I always skip it on my iPod) and focus on the fact that Rihanna has CGI paint flying at her! She has a "sexy" dance routine with a specifically placed umbrella! She poses nude and painted in freakin' silver!
I am quite concerned that nobody told her how to actually use an umbrella though, because I'm not quite sure she understands the concept.