This is the first single from Barbadian R&B singer Rihanna’s fourth album, Rated R.
This creepy ballad was co-written by Rihanna and her fellow Def-Jam artist Ne-Yo, who has previously worked with the Barbados native on a number of her hits, including Unfaithful and Take a Bow. Ne-Yo, who also co-produced the track, told MTV News that it was Rihanna who requested the song’s haunting vibe. “She wanted to be dark, but not just dark for the sake of being dark,” he told MTV News. “Dark with kind of a meaning, dark with some kind of thing to it.”