Rihanna dropped her new single, “Work,” from her long-awaited eighth studio album, “Anti.”
The new track featured Riri’s longtime friend, ex-lover, and collaborator Drake.
Rihanna decided to exclusively debut the single via her co-owned streaming platform Tidal, which may likely disappoint those that don’t have access to the service.
Listen to Rihanna’s “Work” here.
The release sent fans around the world into excitement. The song was first played in the U.K. on BBC stations. Likewise, American fans across the globe are expected to tune in to their radios and hear Rihanna’s latest track, Forbes magazine wrote.
“Anti” has been delayed for months, but Rihanna was able to release three singles during that time – “Bitch Better Have My Money,” “FourFiveSeconds” and “American Oxygen.” “Work” is the fourth official single of that album.
While there is no official statement from the singer or her label, Billboard cited industry sources stating that the long-awaited record will arrive on Friday (Jan 29).
In “Work,” both the Barbadian native and Drake can be heard singing the line: “If I get another chance to, I will never, no never neglect you, please recognize I’m trying baby. I been work, work, work.”
During a small L.A. gathering at MAMA gallery last October, Riri revealed an artwork for her latest album. The artwork depicted a photo of herself as “a young child covered in red paint and wearing a gold crown.” The singer noted that it was inspired by contemporary artist Roy Nachum, Us Weekly noted.
Meanwhile, Drake is also expected to released his highly anticipated album, “Views from the 6,” on Feb. 15, 2016. Some of the tracks of Drake’s album have also leaked this week.