Rihanna Drops 'We Found Love'; New Album Due Nov. 21
Rihanna goes clubbing in "We Found Love," the singer's new Calvin Harris-produced track off her just-announced sixth album. Thumping beats, airy vocals and repetitive synth keyboard riffs punctuate the upbeat dance jam.
The lyrics to "We Found Love" are equally as shimmery as the music: "Yellow diamonds in the light; And we're standing side by side. As your shadow crosses mine; What it takes to come alive."
Ri revealed the song title on Monday in a Twitter post. "NP: 'WE FOUND LOVE,'" she said. "We Found Love" was produced by Harris, the Scottish producer/DJ whose single "Bounce" is currently at No. 11 on the Dance Airplay chart. The single is reportedly being released on Oct. 11, although Island Def Jam has yet to confirm the release date.
In equally awesome news, it was also revealed Thursday that the singer's new album will be released Nov. 21. She hinted last week on Twitter that a new release would drop "THIS FALL!!!!!" Though an official title has not been announced, Rihanna has simply described the new disc as "GangstaR."
Her upcoming release will mark Rihanna's sixth studio album since her "Music of the Sun" arrival in 2005 and will come nearly a year after her last set, "Loud," was released in November of 2010. This sort of rapid-fire release pattern isn't new for the star: since 2005, she's dropped a new album every year except for 2008.
"Loud" debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart and has sold 1.5 million copies in the U.S. according to Nielsen SoundScan. It has spawned six Billboard Hot 100 hit singles, and of those, three were No. 1s: "Only Girl (In the World)," "What's My Name?" (featuring Drake) and "S&M" (featuring Britney Spears). "Loud" is her second-biggest selling album next to only 2007's "Good Girl Gone Bad" (2.7 million).
"Loud's" most recent hit, "Cheers (Drink to That)," became the album's fourth top 10 this week, as it climbed 11-10 in its seventh week on the tally.