Screengrab via Saint-Laurent/YouTube

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

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Audra Schroeder


Posted on Jan 6, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 6:13 am CDT

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 

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*First Published: Jan 6, 2017, 6:12 pm CST