Calvin Harris is back to add the summer vibes to a brand new year, with his brand new single ‘This Is What You Came For’ with the queen that is, Rihanna! This is actually the third time Calvin and Rihanna have collaborated, after collaborating twice in 2011 on Rihanna’s ‘Talk That Talk’ album which the smash hits, ‘We Found Love,’ and the non-credited ‘Where Have You Been’. This time, it’s Rihanna featuring on Calvin’s album, and this is the second single from his upcoming fifth alvum, which is due out some point this year, after the preceding single ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ with dance artists The Disciples.
The song was released on April 29th.
It’s not exactly ‘We Found Love,’ however, it’s still an amazing, sublime dance track. It comes with a new sound to Calvin, and new font… Yeah, I notice the little things. Rihanna really pushes for those high notes, and of course, she kills it.
It definitely needs multiple listens to really determine how much you’ll love it, as on first try-outs it seems a bit ‘meh,’ but I think that’s psychological due to the fact that everyone was expecting another ‘We Found Love,’ and that clearly wasn’t happening. Good thing too! It would have been too obvious, and we all know that Rihanna especially isn’t one for obvious, and that, is exactly what you came for. See what I did there?
Rate /10: 8
Single percentage – 80%
Is it worth buying? Yes