Rihanna's New Song "American Oxygen" Takes Us on a Musical Roller Coaster Ride

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The season of spring is barely underway and Rihanna's reign has already morphed into a full-fledged torrential downpour, but who's complaining? Surely, not the members of her dedicated Navy, who are undoubtedly are loving every minute of it. After making history as Dior's first black spokesmodel and then hitting us with her edgy single "B*tch Better Have My Money" in a matter of weeks, Rihanna is back with a new song called "American Oxygen."

Recently, Rih performed "American Oxygen" at Indiana's March Madness Music Fest although the set was awesome, we couldn't help but notice that the song is quite the departure from "BBHMM." (But isn't that just like Rihanna to keep things interesting?) If you thought "FourFiveSeconds" was different from anything we'd heard from the typically feisty singer, then "American Oxygen" continues to take us on that musical roller coaster ride as Rihanna delivers a sweet, patriotic anthem of empowerment that encourages others to pursue their dreams. In the song, she belts out the lyrics, "We sweat for a nickel and a dime, turn it into an empire, ohhh, breathe in, this feeling, American oxygen." She closes the song out with the lines "This is a new America, we are the new America."

In "BBHMM," Rihanna didn't play any games when she sang, "pay me what you owe me," and although she uses a decidedly softer approach with "American Oxygen," the message of going after what you deserve remains the same.

"American Oxygen" is now available on TIDAL.

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