“S&M” is a single released from Barbian R&B singer Rihanna‘s fifth studio album, LOUD.
The music video premiered in early February 2011. The song’s music video was shot in Los Angeles during the weekend of January 15, 2011 with director Melina Matsoukas, who had previously directed the music videos for Rihanna’s previous singles, “Hard”, “Rude Boy” and “Rockstar 101”.
The song was released as the fourth official single from Loud on January 21, 2011 through Def Jam Records (Universal Music).
“S&M” is a eurodance song which contains elements of electro, dance-pop and dance music. Lyrics are about a bedroom fantasy, which critics have noted as being “R-rated”.