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While "Complicated" is a dance-friendly track, it focuses on a difficult relationship and the misunderstandings that plague it. The track, which MTV News heard last month, is bouncy and light, and Rihanna's voice sounds clear and beautiful.
"California King (Bed)" touches on similar themes as "Complicated," although where "Complicated" uses bouncy beats to express the distance between two lovers, "California King (Bed)" is a sweet ballad.
And then there's "Man Down," her ska-tinged jam about killing a man. Rihanna turns on her island accent as she sings, "Oh Mama Mama/ I just shot a man/ In Central Station/ In front of a big old crowd."
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