"Turn your face towards the sun. Let the shadows fall behind you. Don't look back just carry on, and the shadows will never find you."
These simple yet profound lyrics meet you through the airy falsetto voice of Rihanna once you press play on her latest release Towards the Sun. This new single is from the upcoming DreamWorks film, Home which Rihanna also stars in as the voice of a little cutie pie named Tip who sorta looks like a cartooned Rih too.
The new song boasts beautiful melodies and a message that we all can benefit from. Drum driven and full of contrast, Rihanna shows off her beautiful falsetto and solid alto vocals interchangeably on the track. The hook is a melody that will be stuck in your head all day. The arrangement of the hook renders a choir sound which gives the song that hopeful feel. The obvious theme is one I love and that is to keep your focus on the positive in your life and press on. Think Princess of China meets Prince of Egypt soundtrack.
There are a lot of dark spots to encounter on life's journey and Rihanna alludes to some of that in the song's verses. It's truly a beautiful offering to fans, and seems to go hand in hand with a story about a little girl & her friend trying to find a place to call their home. It also rings true for anybody who has been through it in life and needs a little reminder to keep going in the right direction.
Tuh .. Rih came through with a message. The song rang of resilience, pressing forward, and having a resolve to shake off any dark experiences that may be holding you back from being the best person you can be. Walk in the light.. turn your face towards the sun..let the shadows fall behind you... yessss love it.
You can hear the song below. It's available on itunes now. The new film comes out next month