Rihanna Premieres Music Video for 'American Oxygen' on TIDAL

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 04:  Rihanna performs onstage during the Coke Zero Countdown at the NCAA March Madness Music Festival - Day 2 at White River State Park on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Turner)

Rihanna Premieres Music Video for 'American Oxygen' on TIDAL

The clip features visuals from powerful moments in U.S. history.

Published April 6, 2015

Adding to the growing number of TIDAL exclusives, Rihanna released the music video for her new Alex Da Kid-produced song "American Oxygen."

The song, which RiRi debuted on the new streaming service just a day ago, sees the Bajan performer sing about the diversity in the American dream and the visual matches just that.


In the five-minute-20-second clip, Rihanna shows her stars and stripes, mouthing the lyrics before a giant American flag on the steps of the Pasadena City Hall. The Darren Craig-directed music video also features footage from significant and memorable moments in American history, starting off with people coming in droves to witness President Obama's inauguration.

Throughout the visual, more moments were highlighted, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral, the 9/11 terrorist attacks and, most recently, the "Black Lives Matter" protests.

At the end of the clip, Rihanna sings, "This is the new America, we are the new America," while different faces of American youth flash across the screen.

Check out the video, which is currently only available for viewing on TIDAL.

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(Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Turner)

Written by Moriba Cummings


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