Rihanna is making new songs!
Dropping Really ‘Soon’
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The 33-year-old singer teased new music when she told a paparazzi that she’ll be releasing them “soon, soon, soon.”
Fans have been waiting for her ninth album, the follow-up to her most recent LP, “Anti,” in 2016, which included songs like “Work” and “Love on the Brain.”
The “Ocean’s 8” star was coming out of a taxi when she was asked by a paparazzi about the timeline of her new music.
“Any new music? Anything?” the person asked Rihanna, to which she simply responded by saying, “Soon soon soon.”
Opening Up About Her New Album
In September, the singer discussed her recent Savage X Fenty show and her upcoming album in an interview. She stated that her songs will be very different from her past singles.
“You’re not gonna expect what you hear, just put that in your mind. Whatever you know of Rihanna’s not gonna be what you hear,” she told Associated Press.
She added, “I’m really experimenting, and music is like fashion, you should be able to play, I should be able to wear whatever I want and I treat music the same way. So, I’m having fun, and it’s going to be completely different.”
Collaborating With A Few Artists
In March last year, Rihanna released a song for the first time in years, but it’s not part of her new album. According to Glamour, she was featured as a vocal on PartyNextDoor’s single, “Believe It.”
In 2017, Riri appeared on songs for other artists, including Future’s “Selfish,” N.E.R.D’s epic “Lemon,” Kendrick Lamar’s “Loyalty,” and DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts.”
What Keeps Her Busy
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Rihanna has been very busy with her businesses, such as Fenty Beauty, Fenty Skin, and Savage x Fenty. She has spent a lot of time perfecting her beauty and skincare products, as well as designing her lingerie line, which probably took a lot of time from her music. However, her dedication to her brands paid off big time as she reached billionaire status, according to Forbes in August.
The “Umbrella” hitmaker admitted in a past interview that she felt scared about her new title.
“It’s scary,” Rihanna told The Cut. “I do think about it all the time. I make it a point to think about it, because I… get scared when, you know, the pedestal comes into play and we’ll put you up there and they keep wanting to put you up there… I’m like, ‘No, I want to be on the ground.’ I want to feel my feet on the ground because I know it’s not going to be a fall at all if anything, right?… I don’t want to be this icon… I want to remember who I am.”
During the chat, she also said that inspiring people, especially her young audience makes everything she does feel “worth it.”
She explained, “That’s what I want. That’s what I worked for. I want to be able to share my inspiration, I want to be able to be an inspiration, and I want to be inspired by even my fans, people who look up to me, I look up to them. And it’s mutual respect that I have because I wouldn’t be here without them.”