With “FourFiveSeconds” gone massively viral, the anticipation for more new Rihanna music is reaching fever pitch. On Thursday, she released two tiny bits of new songs that will probably not sate the appetites of her navy.
The first is a song called “Dancing in the Dark” that appears in an upcoming Dreamworks animated film Home—which she also stars in—in a scene that MTV premiered earlier today. It plays in the background of a scene and we don’t even get to hear an entire minute of it, but the song seems perky, poppy, and a bit of a throwback to the more straightforward direction of her some of her earliest hits.
On top of that she just posted two snippets of a track that seems to be called “Higher,” which according to one caption indicates that it’s intended for her next album, which may or may not be called R8. (The same caption also seems to indicate that she posted it drunk at 5 a.m. wherever she was.) It’s a slow-burning, jazzy torch song that seems to follow the exploration “FourFiveSeconds” started of retro styles and acoustic instrumentation.
Fuse has a run-down of all the current rumors about R8, or whatever it’s called. There’s no release date yet but since she’s a full-blown A-lister she’ll probably surprise-release it anyhow, so get ready for it to drop whenever.