Rihanna officially kicked off her next album cycle with the release of her Kanye West and Paul McCartney collaboration “FourFiveSeconds” back in January. With fans anxiously waiting for more details about the singer’s forthcoming eighth studio album, she shared that the release will be a departure from what anyone might be expecting.
“I’ve made a lot of songs that are just really, really big songs. From the jump, they just blow up,” she told MTV about the album. “And I wanted to kind of get back to – not that they weren’t real music, but I just wanted to focus on things that felt real, that felt soulful, that felt forever.”
Rihanna further noted that the release will have a “timeless” vibe to it.
“I wanted songs that I could perform in 15 years; I wanted an album that I could perform in 15 years,” she said. “Not any songs that were burnt out. I find that when I get on stage now, I don’t want to perform a lot of my songs because they don’t feel like me. So I want to make songs that are timeless.”