“No teasing, you waited long enough / Go deep, I’m-a throw it at you, can you catch it?” Ri Ri sings on the sultry “Skin,” as synths snake around the track before a slow beat kicks in.
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Other choice lyrics: “So why you standing over there with your clothes on? Baby, strip down for me, go and take them off.”
The song’s real hook is the fuzzy electric guitar that begins sawing through the melody about three minutes in, and continues building until it reaches a, er, climactic solo at the very end.
Not bad. The last minute kind of reminds us of Sade’s achingly beautiful “No Ordinary Love,” which was just as sensuous but perhaps a little (okay—a lot) less graphic, lyrically.
So what do you think? Are you feeling Rihanna’s “Skin”?