We caught up with musical directors Omar Edwards and Adam Blackstone to get the inside scoop on what it was like working with Rihanna on the Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 4. Here’s what they had to say:
“Rihanna is a true visionary when it comes to her music and fashion. She has a clear vision of what she wants, and she’s not afraid to go after it. She’s also an incredible performer with a natural ability to connect with her
Omar Edwards and Adam Blackstone, two of the masterminds behind the music for Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty show, recently sat down to discuss their work on the project. The duo, who have previously worked with the likes of Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Justin Timberlake, explained how they put together the soundtrack for the highly anticipated event.
“We always start with a blank slate,” said Edwards. “Rihanna is very specific about what she wants.”
“She’ll give us a general idea of the overall vibe she’s going for,” added Blackstone. “From there, we start putting together a playlist of songs that we think would fit that vibe.”
The pair also revealed that they often have to make last-minute changes to the music based on Rihanna’s mood or the energy of the crowd. “You have to be ready to change things up on a moment’s notice,” said Edwards.
Blackstone agreed, saying that being flexible is key when working with Rihanna. “She’s always pushing us to be better,” he said. “It’s an honor to be able to work with her.”
The Savage x Fenty Show
This year Rihanna Savage x Fenty show was one of the most talked-about events of New York Fashion Week and for good reason. The star-studded event featured performances by some of the biggest names in music, including Rihanna herself.
Musical directors Omar Edwards and Adam Blackstone sat down with Vogue to dish on what it was like working with Rihanna on the show. “She’s just so present,” Edwards said of Rihanna. “She knows exactly what she wants.”
Blackstone added that Rihanna is “a leader” who knows how to bring people together. “She has a clear vision of what she wants the world to see and hear,” he said.
The musical directors also praised Rihanna’s ability to take risks and push boundaries. “Rihanna is unapologetic in her artistry,” Edwards said. “She’s not afraid to take chances.”
“Rihanna is a game changer,” Blackstone added. “She always has been.”
The Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 4 was a musical extravaganza, with over 20 songs performed throughout the hour-long event. The music was expertly curated by musical directors Omar Edwards and Adam Blackstone, who worked with Rihanna to create a cohesive musical narrative that would complement the fashion.
“Rihanna is always pushing the envelope with her fashion and her music, so we really wanted to step up our game for this year’s show,” said Edwards. “We wanted to create a soundscape that would reflect the energy and vibrancy of the collection, while also paying tribute to some of Rihanna’s biggest musical influences.”
Blackstone added, “It was important for us to maintain a balance between classic Rihanna hits and more recent tracks that her fans might not have heard yet. We also wanted to make sure that the music had something for everyone, regardless of their taste.”
The result was a dynamic and diverse set list that featured everything from club bangers to R&B ballads. Rihanna kicked things off with a high-energy performance of her 2017 single “Wild Thoughts,” which set the tone for the rest of the show. Other highlights included renditions of “Needed Me,” “Kiss It Better,” and “Work,” as well as performances by Lizzo, Ella Mai, Halsey, and Doja Cat
The Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 4 featured plenty of musical performances, and two of the musical directors behind them spoke to PAPER about what it was like working with Rihanna on the show.
“It was an honor to work with Rihanna on this project and help bring her vision to life,” says Omar Edwards. “She is such a force in the industry and I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to collaborate with her.”
Adam Blackstone adds, “It was a pleasure working with Rihanna on this project. She is a true artist and visionary, and it was an honor to be a part of bringing her vision to life.”
The new Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 4 was released on Amazon Prime Video this week. It features some of the biggest names in music, fashion, and entertainment. The two musical directors for the show, Omar Edwards and Adam Blackstone, sat down with Harper’s Bazaar to talk about what it was like working with Rihanna on the project.
Edwards and Blackstone both have experience working on big projects like this, but they say that Savage x Fenty was special because of Rihanna’s vision for the show. “She really wanted to create something that was unapologetically black and unapologetically sexy,” Edwards said. “I think she really succeeded in doing that.”
Blackstone added that Rihanna was very hands-on with the music for the show. She had a clear idea of what she wanted from the beginning. “It was amazing to see her bring her vision to life,” he said.
The two musical directors also praised the cast of the show, which includes some of the biggest names in entertainment. “Everyone brought their A-game,” Edwards said. “It was an honor to work with all of them.”
The Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 4 is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 4 was one of the most talked-about events of the year. The fashion show featured a star-studded lineup of models, singers, and dancers. It was all set to a thumping soundtrack curated by musical directors Omar Edwards and Adam Blackstone.
In the aftermath of the show, Edwards and Blackstone sat down to reflect on their experience working with Rihanna and putting together such an epic event. They spoke about the challenges they faced, the bonds they formed with the cast and crew. And also how they feel about the final product.
It’s clear that Edwards and Blackstone are incredibly proud of what they accomplished with Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 4. They poured their heart and soul into making it a success, and it shows.
Omar Edwards and Adam Blackstone are the two masterminds behind the music for Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Show. The annual fashion show has become one of the most highly anticipated events in the industry, and this year’s show was no exception.
Edwards and Blackstone have worked with some of the biggest names in music. But they say that working with Rihanna is always a unique experience. “She’s such a perfectionist and she has such high standards,” Edwards says. “She really pushes us to create something that is unique and special.”
Blackstone says that one of the best parts of working with Rihanna is her willingness to take risks. “She’s not afraid to take chances and push boundaries,” he says. ” She knows that we’re always going to deliver something fresh and new.”
The two men say that they are proud to be a part of Savage x Fenty and to help Rihanna bring her vision to life. “It’s an incredible honor to be able to work with her,” Edwards says. “She is truly a one-of-a-kind artist.”
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