I took me a few years before I finally went and bought Rihanna’s album Rated R. I knew it would be an album I really liked and the track “Russian Roulette” must be the best Bond-theme that never was. Rihanna herself is an amazing singer with an expression and emotion to her voice that most contemporary r’n’b-singers can only dream of.
As a writer I find inspiration in music. The imagery conjured by “Russian Roulette”, as well as “Stay” and “Diamonds” off Rihanna’s latest release, Unapologetic, so far has spawned ideas for two short stories and a novel.
In the words of my friend, the Australian: I shall return.