Rihanna gave us what we’ve all been rabidly waiting for: a hint that new music is coming soon. After the singer shared her promo video for her upcoming SavageXFenty lingerie line, a fan commented, “We want fenty MUSIC,” and Rihanna replied “She coming sis!”
Another user commented “Did u forget abour your music career?” and the singer replied, “HOW! Y’all would never let me Lolol.” Fans maybe need to chill a little bit, considering Rihanna’s allowed to take her time with new music and also considering she’s been building an empire — and completely shaking up the beauty industry. That being said, we’re very excited that she might be putting out new stuff soon.
Her last album Anti debuted in 2016, and even though it had many jams (“Love on the Brain” and “Kiss It Better”, c’mon now) the singer is reportedly not very happy with how it performed. A source told Metro: “Rihanna wasn’t happy with how her last album performed — even though she loved how it turned out, she knows she needs a new project full of smash hits to avoid two back-to-back flops.”
Some outlets are reporting that her next album could even be a double disc release, with one more radio-friendly and the other more experimental in the vein of Anti. ‘Rihanna knows she hasn’t had a hit as big as Umbrella [which was released in 2007] in a while, and is determined to change that with this album,’ the source added. While Anti was, in our humble opinion, a near-perfect Rihanna album, we certainly won’t say no to the next “Umbrella” coming our way.