It isn’t often that you can hear a pop song demo sung by its original writer, but PARTYNEXTDOOR’s recording of “Work” recently surfaced. Now, many are wondering if he should’ve kept the track for himself!
Rihanna was never shy about her album’s writing credits, and ANTi doesn’t break that trend. Although, Drake and SZA may be the only features on the new record, behind the scenes Riri called in all the greats! The list of writers and producers for ANTi include: Travi$ Scott, Jeff Bhasker, James Fauntleroy, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Timbaland, and DJ Mustard among others.
Listen to PARTYNEXTDOOR’s demo below!
Full writing credits for “Work” include PARTYNEXTDOOR, Allen Ritter, Sevn Thomas, Drake, and Boi-1da. The track was originally shared on Keke Palmer’s Snapchat of the PND demo. It was only a matter of time before the full version arrived!
This isn’t the first time a Rihanna hit reappeared in demo form. In 2012, Sia’s early working of “Diamonds” found its way to the internet. The “demo,” coming in straight from Sia’s magical workshop, is very early in the song’s production and writing process.
Check here for ANTi’s full writing credits!