|If I Never See Your Face Again|
Cover of "If I Never See Your Face Again"
|Released||May 8, 2008|
|Album||Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded|
|Recorded|| 2006–08; |
Conway Studios, Hollywood, CA;
Glenwood Place Studios, Burbank, CA;
Phantom Studios, Westlake Village, CA;
House of Blues Studios, Encino, CA;
Henson Studios, Hollywood, CA
|Length|| 3:21 (standard version)|
3:18 (remix featuring Rihanna)
|Label||Def Jam Recordings|
|Producer||Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Mike Elizondo, Mark Endert, Mark "Spike" Stent, Maroon 5|
|Rihanna's Singles Chronology|
|Take a Bow""||"Disturbia"|
"If I Never See Your Face Again" is a song by American pop rock band Maroon 5 from the June 2008 re-release of the group's second studio album It Won't Be Soon Before Long (2007). It was also included on the June 2008 re-release of Rihanna's album Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded (2007). The song was originally included on the standard version of the album without the inclusion of Rihanna. It was written by band members Adam Levine and James Valentine, with production of the song helmed by Christopher "Tricky" Stewart, Mike Elizondo, Mark Endert, Mark "Spike" Stent and Maroon 5. It was released as an extended play (EP) in Australia on May 22, 2007, and as an official single on May 2, 2008, in the United States. The collaboration came to fruition when Levine asked Rihanna to add her vocal to the remix version, to which she accepted.
"If I Never See Your Face Again" is a pop and R&B song featuring instrumentation provided by synthesizers and a guitar. The song received a mixed response from music critics, who praised the songs composition but criticized Levine and Rihanna's vocal performance. The song's accompanying music video was directed by Anthony Mandler and shot on an indoor soundstage in Castaic, California. The concept for the video was "high-end erotica".
Main article: If I Never See Your Face Again (music video)