Get on the dancefloor: Rihanna goes tribal in most energetic video yet for Where Have You Been
15:33 GMT, 30 April 2012
In Rihanna's previous videos, she prefers to let the storylines and her outlandish costumes do the talking.
But in her latest promo for Where Have You Been, the singer puts on her most energetic performance yet.
The 24-year-old singer shows her wild side – quite literally – as she dresses up as various animals in the tribal-themed video.
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Wild thing: Rihanna dances in the Egyptian desert in the video to her new single Where Have You Been
Going tribal: The Barbadian singer appeared to be dancing in an African hut in another scene from the video
The promo starts off with a semi-naked Rihanna lurking in a dark swamp before she emerges from the water.
The action then appears to jump to Egypt with the singer in a zebra-print outfit and a troupe of male dancers putting on a fast-paced routine against the backdrop of step pyramids.
The next sequence sees her with her hair in a wild afro dancing in an African-themed room with female dancers.
Spot Rihanna: The singer lurks around a mysterious swamp at the beginning of the video
Hold your breath: The pop star swims partially underwater in the gloomy sequence
Don't snap! Rihanna appeared to have crocodile scales covering her breasts as she emerges from the water
In another set, Rihanna is seated in a large birds' next, which she has described as 'the owl set-up'.
other worldliness of the video takes on a further aspect when Rihanna
appeared to have several arms, apeing the Hindu goddess Shiva.
a recent interview, Rihanna admitted the video was a novelty for her
because she had spent hours in rehearsals doing proper choreography.
High-energy: Rihanna puts on a fast-paced routine with a male troupe of dancers against the backdrop of an Egyptian step pyramid
Change of pace: Its unusual for Rihanna to have such complex and challenging dance routines in her videos
Exotic: The singer is wearing a zebra-print outfit and a shemagh headscarf
She said: 'Because my schedule has always been so busy, it never allowed for us to spend time rehearsing and making up dance moves.
'I was never going to shoot this video if I couldn't do choreography. Because it would be pretty pointless. It would be disappointing.'
Where Have You Been is a dance anthem produced by DJ Calvin Harris and Dr Luke.
Going south: From Egypt, the singer then takes the scene to an African hut
Like your brows! Rihanna shows off a new look with a curly afro and spiked eyebrows
Lying down on the job: The singer writhes around on the floor in a less hectic segment of the dance
It will be the fifth single to be released from her sixth studio album Talk That Talk, which hits stores only five months ago.
The track follows the release of We Found Love, Talk That Talk, You Da One and Birthday Cake.
The video, which is directed by Dave Meyers, premiered on Vevo today, with Rihanna excitedly tweeting her fan about it.
She tweeted: 'It's time for #WhereHaveYouBeen! Can we get da most @VEVO video views EVER in 24 hrs starting NOW! RT me if ur wit me.'
'The owl set-up': Rihanna reclines in a large birds' nest
Working hard: Rihanna spent a lot of time in rehearsals for the high-energy promo
Well she is a pop goddess: Rihanna apes the Hindu goddess Shiva with her multiple arms
Staying local: Despite the exotic theme of the video, it was actually shot over several days in Los Angeles in March