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Towards The Sun - Rihanna - Lyrics

"Towards the Sun" is a mid-tempo pop and R&B ballad with positive and optimistic lyrics. On release, it received positive reviews from music critics who praised Rihanna's vocals and compared the song to the works of the British band Coldplay and their 2012 collaboration with Rihanna, "Princess of China". Commercially the song was a moderate success, peaking at 76 on the UK Singles Chart and 22 on the French singles chart.

Towards The Sun - Rihanna - Lyrics


"Towards the Sun" is a mid-tempo[8] pop[9] and R&B[4] ballad[10] with a length of four minutes and thirty-three seconds.[6] The single has "pounding" drums, sing-along lyrics, "gigantic" chorus, "layered harmonies", "swirling effects" and uplifting, positive lyrics.[10][11] Nolan Feeney of Time noted that the song features "a children's choir and otherwordly [sic] atmospherics".[12] Andrew Trendell of Gigwise described it as a "slow-burning stomper of a number, loaded with huge drums and arena backing vocals", further comparing it to the works of the British band Coldplay.[5] Daniel Welsh of The Huffington Post UK agreed with Trendell about the Coldplay comparison and linked the song to the band's 2012 collaboration with Rihanna, "Princess of China".[10] Jason Lipshutz of Billboard compared the song's mid-tempo groove to the one on the singer's 2012 single, "Diamonds".[13] New York Post's Jaclyn Hendricks noted that the song has a "livelier" production than Rihanna's previous single, her collaboration with Kanye West and Paul McCartney, "FourFiveSeconds" (2015).[8]

Madison Vain of Entertainment Weekly opined that the song is "anthemic" and "whispier" than Rihanna's previous singles.[4] According to Brittany Spanos of Rolling Stone, the song is more optimistic and positive than her previous singles and albums which could be heard in the lines, "Turn your face towards the sun. Let the shadows fall behind you."[9] According to Welsh the song's lyrics are "seriously empowering" and "very dramatic stuff".[10] MTV News' Brenna Enrlich called the song "heroic" in which Rihanna is clearly singing to turn the face to the shadows and look at the sun.[14]

Daniel Welsh of The Huffington Post UK praised "Towards the Sun"'s lyrics, its production, Rihanna's voice on the song and its chorus. According to him, "with the theatrical atmosphere of the track, we can imagine the chorus will sound particularly anthemic being sung by a stadium crowd".[10] Spin's Brennan Carley called the song "bombastic" and also praised its chorus and the "anthemic" nature.[15] Trendell noted, "The result is no less than epic and triumphant. Expect this to soundtrack many a victory this summer."[5] Spanos praised Rihanna's falsetto on the song and called the track "epic" and "empowering".[9]

I think what Rihanna is trying to say is that no matter what misfortunes happen, whatever bad things stand in your path and drag you down. It's best to push that away, to push the "shadows" away and look towards a light(face the sun). And those misfortunes(shadows) will never find you.

Towards the Sun is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for the soundtrack to the 2015 film Home. Written by Tiago Carvalho, Gary Go and Rihanna, it premiered on BBC Radio 1 on February 24, 2015 and it was released for digital download as the soundtrack's lead single the same day. "Towards the Sun" is a mid-tempo pop ballad with R&B music influences and features positive and optimistic lyrics. Its composition received comparison to the works of the British band Coldplay and their 2012 collaboration with Rihanna, "Princess of China". 041b061a72




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