After what seemed like an eternity of teasing, Rihanna’s eight studio album is finally here! ANTi came as a surprise 13-track release on Wednesday night exclusively on Tidal.
Rihanna’s ANTi features the Drake infused single, “Work” along with writing/production contributions from The Weeknd (“Woo”), DJ Mustard (“Needed Me”), and Timberland (“Yeah, I Said It”) and was executive produced by Kanye West.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 28, 2016
Previously released singles “American Oxygen,” “Bitch Better Have My Money,” and “FourFiveSeconds” weren’t on the album at all. With Riri confirming “Work” as the first single, it is speculated that the album was reworked later in its promotion.
The heat of ANTi‘s promotion came in the form of a visual experience called ANTIdiary, which let users digitally explore the “ANTi mansion” and listen to track snippets prior to the release.
01 Consideration [ft. SZA]
02 James Joint
03 Kiss it Better
07 Needed Me
08 Yeah, I Said It
09 Same Ol’ Mistakes
10 Never Ending
11 Love On the Brain
13 Close to You