After making noise with the red-hot cover artwork for Loud yesterday, Rihanna is revealing some of the tracks on her new album.
Just Jared was invited to preview RiRi’s fifth effort at L.A. Reid’s office at Island Def Jam and wrote up a glowing review, calling it the “biggest album for the Bajan beauty yet.”
The sexy siren teams up with her could-have-been tourmate Nicki Minaj for “Raining Men,” described as an uptempo record. “There isn’t much of a chorus, but the song features a variation of the popular children’s phrase ‘eenie meenie miney mo,'” writes Jared.
Other highlights include the catchy “Cheers,” which samples Avril Lavigne’s “I’m With You,” a naughty club banger called “S&M,” the second single “What’s My Name,” and the ballad “Fading Away,” which likely references her relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
Below is a list of nine tracks that were played, but does not necessarily represent the final tracklisting. Drake recently spoke about working with Rihanna on the album, but that song was not previewed during the listening.
“Only Girl (In the World)”
“What’s My Name”
“California King (Bed)”
“Raining Men” featuring Nicki Minaj
“Who’s That Chick”
For a more detailed description of each track, head over to Just Jared.