As Real as You and Me

  • This earnest piano ballad was co-written by Rihanna with Alicia Renee Williams who also co-penned "My Hands" for Ariana Grande's My Everything album. The effort was produced by Rodney Jerkins, whose other notable productions include "If You Had My Love" by Jennifer Lopez, "The Boy Is Mine" by Brandy & Monica, "Deja Vu" by Beyoncé.
  • The song was recorded for the soundtrack of the Dreamworks computer-animated film Home, for which Rihanna acted as executive producer. The Bajan star also lent her voice for one of the movie's lead characters.

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