Rihanna: Top Artist Finalist Interview - Billboard Music Awards
Rihanna: Top Artist Finalist Interview - Billboard Music Awards

The newest single from Rihanna's "Loud," "California King Bed," is anything but -- and in the rock-tinged ballad's newly-premiered video, that softness comes across clearly. Watch below.

As the video opens, Rihanna and her hunky beau are feeling a painful distance, even as they snuggle up in their California king-sized bed.

Just as viewers saw Rihanna frolicking through a field in her "Only Girl (In the World)" video, the Barbadian beauty returns to nature for much of her "California King Bed" clip. Rihanna's just rolled-out-bed look is completed by modest, cream-colored lingerie in the airy, light-filled video.

"California King Bed," which Rihanna performed with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles at last month's ACM Awards, will hit U.S. radio later this month.

What do you think of Rihanna's "California King Bed" video? Does the video's subdued approach work for her? Tell us in the comments below!