Rihanna Releases 'ANTI'
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:20:45
All week, clues about Rihanna's forthcoming album, ANTI, have been popping up around the web. From Rihanna's of her listening to the new album to the debut of the first single, "Work" featuring Drake, it was clear that things were finally moving forward. Last night, in a surprise move, Rihanna released the album as a free download for a limited time. ANTI is Rihanna's first album since 2012's Unapologetic.
At first glance, it's clear that ANTI doesn't contain any of its rumored tracks that were released over 2015. There is no "Bitch Better Have My Money," "FourFiveSeconds," or "American Oxygen." Instead, fans have been gifted 13 brand new songs and three bonus tracks. The only exception being "Work," which was released earlier this week. And notably, there is a cover of Tame Impala's "New Person, Same Old Mistakes," the last track off their most recent album Currents, here titled "Same Ol' Mistakes." Check out the ANTI tracklist below:
For a limited time, Rihanna is gifting ANTI to her fans via TIDAL, the streaming service that Jay-Z purchased and re-tooled in 2015 [code: ANTI], and also through Samsung Mobile, at antidiary.com/ if you have such a device. Update: Tidal notes that all ANTI downloads have been redeemed.
1. "Consideration" featuring SZA
2. "James Joint"
3. "Kiss It Better"
4. "Work" featuring Drake
7. "Needed Me"
8. "Yeah, I Said It"
9. "Same Ol' Mistakes"
10. "Never Ending"
11. "Love on the Brain"
13. "Close to You"
14. "Good Night Gotham"
16. "Sex With Me"
Rihanna next takes off on the Anti World Tour, currently scheduled for 69 dates across North America and Europe. The tour begins in San Diego, CA on February 26 and will conclude on August 12 in Zurich, Switzerland.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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