Rihanna shared the reason for releasing an album despite recording music. The singer who is expecting her second child with her partner A$AP Rocky is in a lot of limelight after her Super Bowl halftime performance on 12th February. Riri’s last album “Anti” was released seven years ago. However, in her new interview with British Vogue, the “Umbrella” singer revealed the reason for not releasing an album.
Rihanna wants to release a new album this year
The 30-year-old said, “I want it to be this year. Like, honestly, it’d be ridiculous if it’s not this year. But I just want to have fun. I just want to make music and make videos. And I need the right background music with the visuals. I can’t just go shoot a video to me talking.”
Moreover, the Fenty Beauty founder shared why it is surprising to see her last 2016 album “Anti” top the charts. The mother of one said, “In hindsight, it really is my most brilliant album. I say that because in the moment, I didn’t realize it. But it always felt like the most cohesive album I’ve ever made. When you break it down and you realize this album goes from ‘Work’ to ‘Kiss It Better’ to ‘Needed Me’ to ‘Love on the Brain’ to ‘Sex with Me’ to ‘Desperado.’ And somehow it all fits and not for a second did you glitch?”
Riri added, “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. It is toxic. You’re right. It’s not the right way to look at music because music is an outlet and a space to create, and you can create whatever. It doesn’t have to even be on any scale. It just has to be something that feels good. It could just be a song that I like. It literally could be that simple.”
The singer made her comeback in music after a long year with her two new singles Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever soundtrack, “Born Again” and “Lift Me Up.”Moreover, she even gets her first Oscar nomination for “Lift Me Up.”