Following an exhausting four-year break, Rihanna is back on track! After the release of her eighth studio album ANTI, two smash-hit singles, and a new collaboration with Calvin Harris, Riri unveiled an unexpected new single which is part of the official soundtrack for Star Trek Beyond.
“Sledgehammer” is a power-ballad penned by Sia, and its video is nothing other than spectacular. Directed by Floria Sigismondi, the clip depicts Rihanna in a strange and empty planet. The costumes, special effects, hair and make-up are top-notch and seem to follow Sigismondi’s passion for outer space as she also directed Katy Perry‘s award-winning video for “E.T.”
The Barbadian superstar took over IMAX cinemas throughout the USA to premiere the video for “Sledgehammer” today (June 30), but it can also be viewed on normal-sized screens below: