Summer is underway and DJ Khaled, father of Asahd and bringer of good times, is here with another strong entry in the song of the summer race, featuring (thankfully) a lot of Rihanna and a dash of Bryson Tiller.
As a song, “Wild Throughts” is underwhleming, relying heavily on a sample of that guitar lick from Santana’s hit “Maria Maria,” a song that scored the first half of my senior year of high school. As a pleasant three-and-a-half-minute visual vacation, it’s wonderful, notable mostly for every single look Rihanna wears and her unwavering commitment to living life free from the confines of a brassiere.
What else happens? Not much! There’s some sweaty, sultry dancing, a brief fireworks show at the end, and thankfully, not much from DJ Khaled, who serves mostly as silent hypeman—though I will say that the pink and white silk bomber jacket embroidered with roses he wears in the first part of this video is amazing and I would gladly style it as he does, over a bare chest, with a lot of sweat.
Anyway! Summer is here! Rihanna’s here to save it! Watch the video. Ignore the Santana sample. You are welcome.