After the album briefly surfaced on Tidal earlier tonight, Rihanna’s ANTI is finally, officially here. Her eighth studio album and the follow-up to 2012’s Unapologetic features her Drake collaboration “Work” and a cover of Tame Impala’s “New Person, Same Old Mistakes.” The record was executive produced by Kanye West and is available on Tidal now.
— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 28, 2016
Update (10:46 p.m.): According to Fader, the album’s current release is the 13-track standard edition. A deluxe edition with three bonus tracks will be available on January 29 via Tidal. The album will reportedly be available exclusively on Tidal for a week.
Update (10:54 p.m.): The album features writing/production contributions from the Weeknd (“Woo”), Timbaland (“Yeah, I Said It”), The-Dream (“Woo”), Travis Scott (“Woo”), DJ Mustard (“Needed Me”), Hit-Boy (“Woo”), PARTYNEXTDOOR (“Work”), Boi-1da (“Work”), and more, MissInfo.tv points out.
The album doesn’t feature any of her singles from last year, including “Bitch Better Have My Money,” “FourFiveSeconds” (below), and “American Oxygen.”
The cover was designed by Roy Nachum, and is inscripted with poems written in braille by Nachum and Chloe Mitchell (who also worked on the art for Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy).
Previously, Rihanna launched a digital experience called ANTIdiary, a digital tour of a mysterious mansion where listeners were able to hear snippets of the album’s tracks. She also launched Instagram and Twitter accounts teasing the release.
Later this year, Rihanna will tour behind the album with the Weeknd, Big Sean, and Travis Scott.
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
Watch the video for “FourFiveSeconds”: