With the Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 3 experience now just days away, Rihanna has provided fans with a stokedness-inducing update on her long-awaited follow-up to Anti. The confirmed classic dropped way back in January 2016.
Speaking with the Associated Press on the red carpet for her latest Amazon Prime-bound special, Rihanna urged listeners to ditch their expectations for the new album, often referred to by fans as R9. The years-long artistic process behind it, she explained, is similar to how she approaches her creations in the fashion space.
“You’re not gonna expect what you hear,” she said in a video released Wednesday. “Just put that in your mind. Whatever you know of Rihanna is not gonna be what you hear. I’m really experimenting and music is, like, it’s like fashion. You should be able to play. I should be able to wear whatever I want and I treat music the same way.”