Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Rihanna’s Anti is on the way. So says Billboard anyway, who also predicted that a new single would arrive today, and lo and behold, they were right (for what it’s worth, they’ve pinpointed Friday as the likely release date for the entire album). “Work,” a Drake-featuring track, dropped this morning via an exclusive Tidal stream. It’s kinda slurry and strange, but extremely catchy—expect to hear this song everywhere you go from now on.
Officially speaking, it’s not confirmed if this new track or the other three semi-recent Rihanna releases (“American Oxygen,” “Bitch Better Have My Money,” and the Kanye/Macca collaboration “FourFiveSeconds”) are on Anti, but it’s hard to imagine that they won’t be. Looks like we’ll find out soon enough, though.
You can listen to a “Work” radio rip (via Pitchfork), and watch videos for the other potential Anti tracks, below.
Originally published January 27, 11:45 a.m.
Updated: January 27, 3:30 p.m.: Tidal, everyone’s favorite streaming service, appears to have inadvertently revealed the Anti tracklisting (and also allowed some fast-acting fans to download the album) this afternoon. The info has since been taken down, but you can see a screengrab below (via SPIN) of what was there earlier. If it’s accurate, none of those three previous tracks made the cut. Somebody wanna break the news to Kanye? Nevermind, he’s busy.