Only a year after dropping Loud, Rihanna will release her sixth album in November. That album already has a single (the just-released “We Found Love,” whose apparently too-sexy video will be released soon), and now it has a title.
The new album is called Talk That Talk, and it will be available on November 21. The 23-year-old announced the news via her Facebook page, with more details forthcoming.
Rihanna’s last two albums (2009’s Rated R and 2010’s Loud) were both tied together by the overriding themes suggested by their titles. Rated R was Rihanna’s post-Chris Brown album, and it was full of the same kind of intensely dark energy and themes associated with a more “adult” approach. Songs like “Russian Roulette” and “Wait Your Turn” were heavy, with only a handful of moments of relief.
On the other hand, Loud was the sound of Rihanna moving on and setting herself free with a party album. The tracks on Loud are designed to be played at maximum volume while throwing one’s hands over one’s head, from “What’s My Name?” to “Cheers (Drink to That)” to “S&M.”
So what does Talk That Talk suggest? Is it going to be a collection of tunes focused more intensely on lyrics? Will it be a gossip-based concept album? Let us know your theories in the comments below.
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