Rihanna Reunites With Ester Dean In The Studio, Working On New Album

Bianca Gracie | September 26, 2014 10:47 am

With her Instagram presence gone and her lack of steady (and shady) tweets, Rihanna has surprisingly been under the radar over the past few months – save for a few scandalous photo shoots here and there. But the pop star hasn’t shown any public signs of working on new material – until now!

Rihanna’s been spotted in New York City over the last few days in and out of the recording studio, prepping for her pending eighth studio album (or #R8, as the Navy calls it). Her recent session turned into a reunion, as the singer met up with frequent collaborator Ester Dean.

Dean posted a black + white photo of the two in the studio yesterday (September 25) on Instagram, with the ironic caption – “Caption This.” The songwriter (who has worked with acts like Christina Aguilera, Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry) is behind some of Rihanna‘s biggest hits – including “Rude Boy,” “What’s My Name,” and “Where Have You Been.”

Alongside Dean, Rihanna has been working with writers and producers like DJ Mustard, Ne-Yo and Elijah Blake on her forthcoming LP. She is also expected to release a concept album for her 3D animated film Home, which will include credits from Emelie Sande and Rodney Jerkins.

[via Rap-Up]

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