25 July 2011
"A Million Miles Away" from Rihanna's second album, A Girl Like Me, has the same theme as "California King" from her current album, Loud. Namely, a couple is struggling with growing apart in their relationship. There's no infidelity; they are just in a stagnant state. The earlier effort is more pleading and passive while the current song is more demonstrative and angry. In "A Million Miles Away", she is whiny and isn't sure what to do next. "California King" has her facing the problem head-on. No whining. She wants answers, and she wants them now.