Rihanna‘s sources let Us Weekly in on a little secret: her 9th studio album is complete. It’s been three years since RiRi dropped her previous Anti LP, which featured hit songs like “Work” with Drake, “Kiss It Better,” “Needed Me” and “Love on the Brain.”
The upcoming album looks to explore the Barbadian artist’s dancehall roots, having sifted through 500 tracks from various producers looking to nab publishing credits with the pop icon. Out of the 500 songs, only 10 will make it to the long play. An unnamed source told Rolling Stone, “They’ve [Rihanna’s team] been having writing camps and trying to keep them quiet for almost a year and a half now. I’ve been flying to Miami, flying to L.A., cutting records nonstop for this project.”
Three years is a long time between album; however, when the scope is to explore roots and deliver a project meant to thrust dancehall back into the popular sphere, it’s worth the wait.
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