Mere days after Rihanna released the first single, Russian Roulette, from her new album, Rated R, it is being reported that Ri Ri is already planning the release of her second single, The Wait Is Ova. As you may recall, we saw video of Rihanna filming a music video in NYC last week and the line The Wait Is Ova could clearly be heard in the video. It sounds like she was shooting the video for her second single which is now rumored to be released a few weeks before her album hits stores on November 23. Here is a new promo pic of Rihanna along with the deets of this second single report:
According to one of the RihannaDaily.com sources and adressa.no, “The Wait Is Ova” is the second single of Rihanna’s upcoming album: Rated R. Mikkel Storleer Eriksen and Stargate produced the song, and he can report good news from Rihanna’s record label. “We were just told that they go for ‘The Wait Is Ova’ as next single and that it will launch in a few weeks before the album release. It means a lot to us to be a part of a single-release in this format,” said an elated Mikkel Eriksen to Adressa.no. Mikkel says he is very pleased that Rihanna chose just “Russian Roulette” as the first single. “Yes. We love the song. It was written by Ne-Yo, and we hope it can help pull up our song too,” said Mikkel. “Our song is pretty atypical Rihanna and has a much harder sound than ‘Russian Roulette’.”
Now, it should be noted that RihannaDaily is a fan site but the information they provide fits in with what we’ve been seeing/hearing ourselves. Beyoncé is very fond of releasing two singles at a time so it makes sense that Rihanna would want to follow suit … a slower jam and a more upbeat track. We should know shortly if this report of a second single is true or not … my gut tells me that it is. The wait may finally be ova, indeed.