Riff: Rihanna – “Diamonds”

Nov 19, 2012

Palms rise to the universe/As we moonshine and molly

from Diamonds lyrics by Rihanna

“Diamonds” uses the same exact chords (in the same key) as M83‘s “MidnightCity,” and it shares the theme of Katy Perry‘s “Firework” with some added iconic Beatles imagery. Like the entire Skrillex-themed album, it suffers from an identity crisis, even seeming “defensive” to one critic. I wonder why…

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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