As we all know, Rihanna is getting ready for the release of her seventh studio album, Unapologetic. And by “getting ready” I mean she’s been dressing up as weed, getting back with old boyfriends we loathe, and talking about those old boyfriends in Vogue. Okay. No, here’s what she’s really been doing: releasing new singles called Diamonds, and cover art for the album, and new stills from the upcoming video. And now, she’s putting out her tracklist. There’s one song in PARTICULAR, that’s got me raising all two of my eyebrows (simultaneously and then… consecutively). So yeah. Click inside for more!
Unapologetic tracklist (minus features)
1. Fresh Off The Runway
4. Pour It Up
5. Loveeeeeee Song
7. Right Now
8. What Now
10. Nobodys Business
11. Love Without Tragedy / Mother Mary
12. Get It Over With
13. No Love Allowed
14. Lost In Paradise
15. Half Of Me
16. Diamonds (Dave Aude 100 Extended)
17. Diamonds (Gregor Salto Downtempo Remix)
Bonus DVD, never-before-released footage and Rihanna’s Loud Tour recorded live at London’s O2 Arena (20 mins)
Okay. Track number 10 is the one that really caught my eye. Y’all may or may not remember this, but back when we first got that horrifying confirmation of the Rihanna/CB/Karreuch love triangle, I noticed that Rihanna tweeted “Ain’t nobody bidness….. But mine and my baby!” Fun fact: that’s an old Billie Holiday song and some of the lyrics say things about being with a man who hits you and how that’s okay ’cause it ain’t nobody’s business, etc.
So yeah. I know, I know. I’m doing that thing you’re not supposed to do where you read somebody’s personal life all up into every artistic thing they do. It’s like reading a Virginia Woolf novel and trying to make every line about the way she ended her life; it’s wrong. But sometimes… it’s right. And I’m very interested in hearing track 10. Along with all of the other songs.
A lot of people are saying it’s too soon for another Rihanna album, but Diamonds just hit No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Songs so I’m sure things are working out for RiRi. Who’s looking forward to hearing the new jams?
Unapologetic drops on November 19.