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A music video for the song premiered June 30, 2016 in IMAX theaters at 9:00 am EST. The video was then released onto Vevo and Tidal an hour later. The music video was the first to be shot entirely with IMAX cameras. The music video features Rihanna dressed in a science fiction costume performing magic by moving boulders. At the video's ending, Rihanna turns into a celestial goddess, face to face with the U.S.S. Enterprise.

This is the first music video to be shot entirely with IMAX cameras.

The music video was shot at the Trona Pinnacles by director Floria Sigismondi.

The song was released on June 27, 2016 as a single to promote Star Trek: W nieznane (2016).

The song plays during the film's closing credits but is not included on the film's soundtrack.

The song was written by Sia Furler (Sia), Jesse Shatkin and Robyn Rihanna Fenty (Rihanna).

The music video was released on June 30, 2016, and shows Rihanna performing magical acts on a foreign planet.

The song is written in the key of D major with a slow tempo of 66 beats per minute in common time.

Rachel Sonis from The Idolator gave the song a 7/10, stating, "The Aussie singer-songwriter knows exactly how vast Rihanna's vocal abilities are and isn't afraid to push them.".

US Adult Contemporary (Billboard) peak position 48, 2016.

New Zealand Heatseekers (Recorded Music NZ) peak position 6, 2016.

UK Singles (Official Charts Company) reached Number 69, 2016.

The music video is later featured on the Blu-ray Special Edition for Star Trek: W nieznane (2016), released in 2016.


Credited cast:
Rihanna Rihanna - Rihanna
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