While we won't be listening to Rihanna's new album "Anti" in gold Beats and a crown, we are certainly excited to hear this new body of work from the goddess that is Ri Ri.
In typical Rihanna fashion, she is already dominating the airwaves with her first single featuring Drake called "Work."
Although this is her first album release since 2012's "Unapologetic," she hasn't lost her touch at all.
In line with the current popularity upswing of Caribbean-vibe pop hits, the swavey track slid into radio rotations everywhere with an astounding 23.4 million audience impressions on the first day, per Billboard. The "2,300 first-day plays," were enough to get Ri Ri past Justin Bieber's "Sorry" and Adele's feels-central record, "Hello."
If you sign up for Tidal, you can actually listen to the album in its entirety for free until it is available to stream on other services next week. According to The Verge, the deluxe version of the album will be made available on Tidal on January 29.
However, don't be tricked by this radio-friendly debut single. The album is entirely "Anti" mainstream.
According to a review from Vanity Fair, the 13-songs on the 44-minute album "are not the sorts of songs you're going to immediately be transferring to your gym playlist."
So while you might not get turnt to a song like "We Found Love," don't be deterred or disappointed.
Instead, you should actually be excited because this is something completely different. In fact, her last three singles — "B*tch Better Have My Money," "FourFiveSeconds," and "American Oxygen" — aren't even on the album.
As Vanity Fair continued in its well-rounded review, "this album is a great departure for Rihanna ... there is something endearing about Anti in the sense that it's always affecting to engage with a work of art that clearly embodies the artist's most elemental feelings at the time."
Instead of pumping up your adrenaline, these songs are "meditative and raw," and will hit your brain right in the feels section. So, instead of blasting some Ri Ri in the midst of cranking out that last 10-minutes on the elliptical, perhaps "Po' Up" a glass of something nice and turn on "Anti" for a reflective and emotional experience.
You can check out the tracklist below, courtesy of The Fader:
1. "Consideration" feat. SZA
2. "James Joint"
3. "Kiss It Better"
4. "Work" feat. Drake
7. "Needed Me"
8. "Yeah I Said It"
9. "Same Ol' Mistakes"
10. "Never Ending"
11. "Love On The Brain"
13. "Close To You"
Deluxe Edition tracks
14. "Good Night Gotham"
16. "Sex With Me"
Rihanna will also embark on the ANTI World Tour with The Weeknd, Big Sean, and Travi$ Scott in February.