​rihanna’s collaboration with drake is here

Work, the first single from the long-awaited new album ANTi, debuted today.

by Charlotte Gush
27 January 2016, 1:15pm

The long, long wait for Rihanna's new album ANTi seems to finally reaching its climax. Capital FM and Radio 1 have premiered the first new music from Rihanna since last years trio of singles -- BBHMM, American Oxygen and FourFiveSeconds -- playing Work at 1pm sharp, a collaboration with Drake that is the first single from the new album.

Starting with a slightly tense, shimming beat, the track is a slow jam with Riri rapping lackadaisically the "Work work work work work" refrain with sad girl lyrics like, "Nobody touch me in a crisis," and "You see me do me dirt" in a strong Bajan lilt, before the tables turn and she implores, "Baby don't you leave... I will never never neglect you… What can I say, please recognise I'm trying babe". Drake's verse has some Hotline Bling vibes, opening with "You need to get done done done at work, come over," and noting that, "You spent some time away".

The track is available to buy and stream right now on Tidal, but only with a 30 second clip streaming for non-subscribers. This morning brought reports that the video for Work that Rihanna and Drake were spotted filming earlier this month is about to drop, with the album also arriving before the end of the week according to music industry sources.