Turns out Rihanna and Calvin Harris’s ‘This Is What You Came For’ is the perfect ’80s power ballad

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Rihanna and Calvin Harris‘s “This Is What You Came For” was one of 2016’s biggest earworms, but a recent remix drops it into another era completely.

YouTuber Saint-Laurent remixed the song and video to give it more of an ’80s power-ballad vibe. The track has been slowed down, warm piano notes and fluffy drums tucked in, as a glitchy Rihanna twirls around in some retro duality. The result is pretty perfect. 

Saint-Laurent’s previous remixes include a long-forgotten R. Kelly classic, and a decidedly sensual weather forecast

H/T Fader 

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.