So cool! Rihanna just wowed us all with the debut of her amazing ‘Sledgehammer’ music video, shot entirely with IMAX cameras! The song is the first single off the soundtrack for the new film, ‘Star Trek Beyond.’ Check out the singer’s epic new video right here!
Rihanna, 28, broke the internet on June 30 with the release of her new music video for “Sledgehammer”! The song featured in the video, which was shot entirely with IMAX cameras, is a ballad created specifically for the upcoming sci-fi flick Star Trek Beyond. We’ve been anxiously anticipating this video ever since the single dropped on June 27, and RiRi did not disappoint! Click here to see her musical sensation.
“Sledgehammer” might just be one of Rihanna’s most visually stunning music videos ever made. After a decade of incredible music and equally incredible videos, it’s clear that nothing she’s done can compare to the beautiful work done in “Sledgehammer.” Prepare to be wowed!
As the video begins, we see Rihanna with alien-like symbols painted on her face, controlling alien lifeforms, planet particles, and more with her wild, animalistic dance moves. Everything she touches glows in a beautiful rainbow light, as if she’s the “queen” of the planet she’s on.
When night falls, Rihanna appears to start a ritual that leads to her body transforming into an array of rainbow light particles and then plunging into the ground. The next thing we see is the Enterprise flying directly towards a mass of stars and particles that look exactly like Rihanna’s face. So cool!
Interestingly, there’s a story behind the “Sledgehammer” video — a very emotional one. As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, Zachary Quinto, 39, revealed that he and the other Star Trek: Beyond stars are grateful for RiRi’s powerful new single because of how much it is helping them heal after their friend and co-star Anton Yelchin tragically died on June 19 in a freak car accident.
“After such an unimaginably sad week for our star trek family – @badgalriri brings some light into the darkness,” he captioned an Instagram post on June 27. Based on how powerful the singer’s video was we can only imagine how Anton’s family and friends must feel remembering him today through the ballad. Way to go with your amazingly powerful new video, Rihanna!
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