Rihanna Fans Hail "Beautiful" New Song 'Diamonds' Following First Play On Capital

26 September 2012, 13:19 | Updated: 26 September 2012, 15:43

The Bajan star's latest single was played for the first time today with listeners taking to Twitter to offer their praise of the track.

Rihanna's new single 'Diamonds' has been described as "beautiful" and "amazing" by Capital listeners after it was played for the first time today (26th September).

Following the premiere of the track, social networking site Twitter was overtaken by fans full of praise for the song.

User @Ben_MinajLloyd said: "SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SONG - deffo gonna be such a number one hit!"

There was similar remarks from @zulheardB4, who simply tweeted: "Diamonds is such a beautiful song."

@jennawardx wrote: "Omg its amazing! I LOVE IT ALREADY!:D @rihanna."

"Rihanna said she was going to surprise us. She wasn't wrong. Great track," said @iamtomalmond. 

Rihanna's new single Diamonds single cover

The track was first confirmed by the Bajan star during an appearance in Las Vegas this past weekend.

Speaking about the track she admitted the lyrics are "very hopeful and positive" and called the song "happy and hippy."

The star also uploaded the full lyrics to 'Diamonds' ahead of the first play of the track..

Listen to Rihanna's new single 'Diamonds' below:

The track is the first to be lifted from the 'Talk That Talk' star's forthcoming seventh studio album.