Rihanna premieres music video for new single “Sledgehammer”

30 Jun


Rihanna has premiered the music video for her new single online.

The Barbadian singer-songwriter posted the visual clip for “Sledgehammer” to her Vevo channel on Thursday (June 30, 2016).

“Sledgehammer” – now available for download via iTunes – was co-written by Sia, who also worked with Carly Rae Jepsen (“Boy Problems”), Katharine
McPhee (“Round Your Little Finger”) and Lea Michele (“Cannonball”).

Production duties were handled by Jessie Shatkin, whose other credits include Kelly Clarkson’s “Invincible” [RCA], Foxes’ “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” [Sign of the Times] and One Direction’s “Perfect” [Columbia].

The track also serves as the main theme of the upcoming science fiction action film, “Star Trek Beyond,” which was directed by Justin Lin and scheduled for release in the United States on July 22.

Watch the music video for “Sledgehammer” below.

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