​rihanna’s collaboration with drake is here

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

by Charlotte Gush
Jan 27 2016, 5:26pm

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

Opening with a slightly tense, shimming beat, the track is a slow jam. Riri lackadaisically raps a "Work work work work work" refrain with sad girl lyrics like, "Nobody touch me in a crisis," and spits "You see me do me dirt" in a strong Bajan lilt. But the tables turn when she implores, "Baby don't you leave... I will never never neglect you… What can I say, please recognize 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 there's only 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. According to music industry sources, the album could arrive before the end of the week.