Come Through! Rihanna (Briefly) Teases New Music In The Studio
2019 is the year Rihanna is coming back to save music. The 30-year-old has been relatively tightlipped about the status of her ninth studio album. She’s hinted that the project, her first since ANTI dropped in 2016, may pay tribute to her Caribbean roots with a dancehall vibe. Rolling Stone did a bit more digging and implied other labels are getting ready for R9 to change the sound of pop music. But that was back in July. Since then, all we know is the “Man Down” icon promised the LP was dropping sometime in the new year. Late last night (January 6), she provided a brief (emphasis on brief) snippet of what she’s been working on. Uploading a video from inside the recording studio, she teased us with a taste of new music.
Appearing under a galaxy filter, the diva appears to play a second-long clip of her voice before flipping off the camera. It isn’t much, but it’s enough to leave any member of the Rihanna Navy gasping for air. Hopefully this means that a new single is arriving in the near future. After all, R9 is by far one of our most anticipated LPs dropping in the new year, and we’re desperately counting down the moments until we can hear it. Until we have confirmation, we’ll be alternating between listening to the new snippet and watching RiRi’s 30 best music videos on repeat. Listen to the teaser below!
— Pop Crave (@PopCraveNet) January 7, 2019