“Where Have You Been” is a song by Barbadian recording artist Rihanna, from her sixth studio album Talk That Talk (2011) serving as the third international single. The song was written by Ester Dean, Lukasz Gottwald, Henry Walter, Geoff Mack, and Calvin Harris, with the latter also producing the track with the assistance of Dr. Luke and Cirkut.
“Where Have You Been” was released as the third international single from the album on May 8, 2012. The track is a dance-pop and techno house song that draws influence from trance,R&B and hip hop.
It is backed by “hard, chilly synths” and contains a punk-inspired breakdown sequence. The song’s lyrics speak of a woman who is searching for a partner who will please her.
“Where Have You Been” was met with positive reviews from most music critics, who likened the song to Talk That Talk’s lead single, “We Found Love”.