Rihanna, ‘We Found Love’ (Black Cards Remix) – Song Review
Rihanna's love affair with dubstep just won't let up. The 'Talk That Talk' songstress features a grimy dubstep breakdown in newly premiered single 'You Da One' and continues to have a love affair with British dubstep kings Chase & Status -- who helmed the upcoming bonus track 'Red Lipstick.'
Queen RiRi's already heavily processed vocals get filtered even further in the Black Cards mix, plus more robust bass and glitchy, can't-keep-up synths. Her refrain of "We found love in a hopeless place" gets chopped and screwed before the beat drops out for a trippy, tinkling beat, eventually giving way to even more storming electro instrumentation.
It's hard to improve upon the crystalline quality of Rihanna's Calvin Harris-produced original, which is a pretty pristine dancefloor banger as is — but we remain impressed with this aggressive, pumped-up makeover. If the euphoric album edit would sound right at home blowing out the speakers at an Ibiza rave, the Black Cards remix would fare better in a sweat-soaked Munich industrial nightclub, with hordes of Ann Demeulemeester-clad hipsters stomping their combat boots. Turn it up and get to grinding!
Listen to Rihanna, 'We Found Love' (Black Cards Remix)