Rihanna and Calvin Harris unveiled their latest collaboration, the new song, “This Is What You Came For.” Harris’ girlfriend Taylor Swift hinted at the single by debuting the single art on her jacket at Coachella.
“This Is What You Came For” taps into the pair’s tradition of arena-worthy EDM songs. The song’s delicate beat builds into a cinematic, house sound with Rihanna’s voice in a softer register than the belt she produced over Harris’ beats (like on “We Found Love”).
Harris announced the new track on Twitter and Instagram Thursday with a 30-second preview. “This Is What You Came Here For” is Rihanna and Harris’ first song together since scoring a massive hit in 2011 with “We Found Love,” which appeared on the former’s Talk That Talk and the latter’s 2012 LP, 18 Months (Harris also co-produced the Talk That Talk single, “Where Have You Been”).
Rihanna’s Anti World Tour is scheduled to continue in North America through May 18th. A European trek is plotted for this summer.