riri’s been “phuckin roun in da studio”

​A snippet of a new sound from the world’s best badgal, Rihanna

by i-D Team and Stuart Brumfitt
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26 November 2014, 4:50pm

Rihanna wears rings and earrings model’s own.

The i-D office are Ri-diculously Ri-ddled with anxiety waiting for the new Rihanna album to drop (#R8, as it's being dubbed), but for now we're just happy listening to a 15-second snippet from her Instagram feed on our tinny phone speakers. The Bajan beauty sings over her typically heady production: "Ain't none of this shit promised, ain't none of this promised/Ain't none of this shit promised, ain't none of this promised/Ain't none of this shit certain, ain't none of this certain." It's a reminder of the dark depths Rihanna brings to pop music - something we've been missing in these heavily optimistic, sugary pop times - and with it comes the promise that a new album is imminent. 

Listen @badgalriri

Credits


Photography Willy Vanderperre
Styling Willy Vanderperre
From The Lovers Of Life Issue, i-D No. 305, Pre-Spring 2010

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