Yesterday, it was announced that The Wanted’s next single would be titled “Walks Like Rihanna,” and at the time, we had no idea what they meant. Now a 30 second clip of the song has been released and we’re at least given some sort of clue as to what the guys mean when they say she “walks like Rihanna.”
Basically, they mean this: “She can’t sing / She can’t dance / But who cares? / She walks like Rihanna” -- because at the end of the day, that’s what’s most important in a girl -– walking like RiRi. Right? Well, these boys think so, at least...
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Tom Parker called about the “pure pop summer anthem,” saying: “We are really excited about this single. We feel it’s a little different from the usual Wanted sound, we’ve stripped it back to pure pop, it’s just a feel good, fun track.”
Tom continued, “Fun is a good word to describe the video too. Let’s just say it’s got a lot of character.” And probably plenty of girls walking like Rihanna.
The video for “Walks Like Rihanna” will drop on May 7th, just one month before their E! reality show The Wanted Life hits our TV screens. MTV caught up with the band’s manager Scooter Braun at the TIME 100 Gala where he revealed the show would include “a lot of singing and a lot of drinking.” Come on, Scooter, at least give us something we don’t already know!
“Walks Like Rihanna” was recorded prior to The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes’ vocal surgery, which he is still recovering from. “We’re worried, but he’s in recovery right now and we’re being optimistic,” Scooter said about Nathan’s “unforeseen hiatus.” “Our prayers go out to him and right now we don’t know. We’re just waiting to see how he reacts to the surgery.” We’re rooting for you, Nathan!
What do you think about the sneak peek clip at The Wanted’s “Walks Like Rihanna?