Rihanna's 'California King Bed' video slows it down: Watch here!

Rihanna-Vogue-5.jpg Rihanna's latest single, " California King Bed" may be the latest off of her album "Loud," but it's considerably quieter than her last few hits. The ballad describes the distance between two lovers despite the fact that they're both - you guessed it - sharing a Cali king bed.

Even with her fiery red hair and lingerie, Rihanna is more subdued than we've seen her recently - this one is far more lace than leather. A refreshing change from her usual sound, "California King Bed" was chosen in a Twitter vote by Rihanna's fans above the other single options, "Cheers," "Fading," and "Man Down." "Man Down," however, is her next single, and she has been working on the upcoming video for that.

Check out the video below, directed by Anthony Mandler. We love it -- though we sort of wish she'd recorded the song with Jennifer Nettles, with whom she performed it at the Academy of Country Music Awards in early April. The lyrics are also below.



Chest to chest
Nose to nose
Palm to palm
We were always just that close
Wrist to wrist
Toe to toe
Lips that felt just like the inside of a rose
So, how come when I reach out my finger
It feels like more than distance between us

In this California king bed
We're ten thousand miles apart
I've been California wishing on these stars
For your heart for me
My California king

Eye to eye
Cheek to cheek
Side by side
You were sleeping next to me
Arm in arm
Dusk to dawn
With the curtains drawn
And a little last night on these sheets
So, how come when I reach out my fingers
It seems like more than distance between us

In this California king bed

We're ten thousand miles apart
I've been California wishing on these stars
For your heart for me
My California king

Just when I felt like giving up on us
You turned around and gave me one last touch
That made everything feel better
And even then my eyes got wetter
So confused wanna ask you if you love me
But I don't wanna seem so weak
Maybe I've been California dreaming

In this California king bed
We're ten thousand miles apart
I've been California wishing on these stars
For your heart for me
My California king
My California King

In this California king bed
We're ten thousand miles apart
I've been California wishing on these stars
For your heart for me
My California king 

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