Superstar singer Robyn Fenty aka Rihanna has finally set the long-promised release date for her new album.
The business mogul, who has focused on multi-billion dollar brands in recent years, has hinted at a return to the music scene in seven years. Rihanna premiered her new song “Lift Me Up” from Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever After and wowed Super Bowl viewers at the Sunday halftime show.
In a cover story for the March 2023 issue of Vogue, the mother-of-one explains that she never stopped making music, but has fallen in love with several over the years.
Finally, when asked if fans are looking forward to the new album, Rihanna replied, “I want to do it this year.
The Diamond star also promised visuals to accompany the album.
I want to make music and videos. And you need the right background music for your video. I can’t record video when I’m talking to myself,” she said.
Reminiscing on ‘Anti’, her last album released back in 2016, Rihanna said she felt a pressure to outperform the chart-topper.
“In hindsight, it really is my most brilliant album,” she confessed. “I say that because in the moment, I didn’t realise it. But it always felt like the most cohesive album I’ve ever made. When you break it down and you realise this album goes from ‘Work’ to ‘Kiss It Better’ to ‘Needed Me’ to ‘Love on the Brain’ to ‘Sex with Me’ to ‘Desperado’.
“But there’s this pressure that I put on myself. That if it’s not better than that then it is not even worth it.”
Fans continue to hope for her new project even as the singer just recently joined the mother’s club, and is currently expecting another child. After welcoming her first son with rapper, ASAP rocky in May 2022, the songstress rocked the Internet by revealing her second pregnancy during Sunday’s performance.