"Work," available exclusively online via Tidal but being serviced to radio this morning (Jan. 27), finds Rihanna reteaming with frequent collaborator/ex Drake, but that's the only predictable thing about this song -- while it's hardly a 180 degree turn for Rih, its minimal production subverts expectations of what you'd expect a major pop star to release when they're gearing up to drop their long-delayed new album.
Speaking of which, as we reported yesterday, ANTI should be upon us very soon -- as in, quite possibly tomorrow, according to sources. Get ready and get excited that the wait finally is ova.
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13: Singer Rihanna attends the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for MTV)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singer Rihanna (jewelry detail) attends the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 07: Rihanna attends the Spike TV's 'Guys Choice' Awards held at the Sony Studios on June 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: (L-R) Cliff Dixon, Kevin Durant, Fabolous and Ne-Yo attend Kevin Durant's 25th Birthday Party at Avenue on September 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 22: (L-R) Wale, Kevin Durant and Cliff Dixon attend Kevin Durant's 25th Birthday Party Avenue Club on September 22, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)