Rihanna’s music video for her new single “Diamonds” has already racked up almost 42 million views in two weeks. The pop star's video looks almost like a movie, highly produced with literal diamonds, special effects and the stunning singer herself fueling its viral reach. Less flashy is this cover video, a bare bones shoot of a folksier, more acoustic and stripped-down version of “Diamonds” by Alex Goot, Julia Sheer and Chad Sugg. Harmonizing three different voices and simplifying the orchestration gives a depth and clarity to this little jewel, and even if it doesn’t have the glittering star power of the original, it’s making “Diamond” viral all over again.
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