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Rihanna Finally Drops First New Music In Three Years... But Fans Aren't Happy

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Rihanna Finally Drops First New Music In Three Years... But Fans Aren't Happy

Rihanna has released her first song in several years, but fans are having NONE of it - as it's only a featured credit rather than the ninth album they've all been yearning for.

The 32-year-old Barbadian singer released her most recent album Anti back in January 2016, and since then has gone on to feature on a number of songs with the likes of Calvin Harris, Drake, Future, DJ Khaled and, most recently in June 2017, Kendrick Lamar.

It's now been three years since all that - not to mention the four since her last album - meaning fans have been getting slightly impatient.

Well, now she features on PartyNextDoor's 'Believe It', a track from the 26-year-old Canadian singer's new album PARTYMOBILE, in which Rihanna sings along: "Best make me believe it / Best make me believe it / Believe you won't deceive me."

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While many fans thanked her for finally treating them to new material, saying the track is 'amazing', others couldn't help but hide their disappointment.

One tweeted: "So we've waited 3 years for Rihannato say 5 words on a feature?!?!?"

Someone else said: "These background vocals cute for his song baby but where's YOUR lead single & album?"

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A third commented: "WHERE IS YOUR ALBUM WE NEED THE DAMN ALBUM?"

Another said it was like a 'cute appetizer', asking: "Where's the entree???? And dessert???"

Looks like you're gonna have to hold out a little longer for that ninth album, folks - but don't give up hope just yet.

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After all, it was as recently as October that Rihanna was discussing details of the new release, telling Entertainment Weekly that the new album would be a reggae project.

"I like to look at it as a reggae-inspired or reggae-infused album," the singer said.

"It's not gonna be typical of what you know as reggae. But you're going to feel the elements in all of the tracks."

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She continued: "Reggae always feels right to me. It's in my blood. It doesn't matter how far or long removed I am from that culture, or my environment that I grew up in; it never leaves."

Rihanna added: "It's always the same high. Even though I've explored other genres of music, it was time to go back to something that I haven't really honed in on completely for a body of work."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, Music, Rihanna

Jess Hardiman
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