Rihanna finally set for long-awaited music return as she films new video
Rihanna is making her music comeback, five years after her last solo album, it has been reported.
The 33-year-old singer has kept fans guessing if she’ll ever come back to music but now the Sun is reporting that she will be returning after lining up a music video shoot in LA.
The video will be created by British director Raja Virdi, who has worked in the past with Sam Smith and Freya Ridings.
Speaking to The Sun a source said: “Rihanna has been secretly working on new music for a long time and her ninth album has finally come together.”
They added that the pandemic has slowed things down for the singer making fans have to wait even longer.
The project is being kept a closely guarded secret but it is known that Rihanna will be filming a new music video in July.
The insider continued: “Raja has been brought on board by Rihanna and her team, and he will be flying out to oversee everything.
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“Rihanna met him during a project she did with Westminster University fashion students in January last year and she wanted him to be the brains behind the video.
“All the details about the shoot and the new music are being closely guarded — but she never disappoints.”
Last spring Rihanna told Vogue that she was looking at reggae music as a source of inspiration for the next album.
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She said: “I am very aggressively working on music. I like to look at it as a reggae-inspired or reggae-infused album.
"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.”
"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 homed in on completely for a body of work.”
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, she confirmed that the album is going to be worth the wait, saying: “I am always working on music and when I am ready to put it out in the way that I feel fit, it’s gonna come out.
“And you’re not going to be disappointed when it happens. It’s going to be worth it.”
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