'Anti' will be the singer's eighth studio effort
Rihanna teased fans with a new video clip from her forthcoming album ‘Anti’ this morning (December 21).
The singer has been posting a clip every week since she launched her ‘AntiDiary’ campaign last month, but this is the first time she has rolled out two in the same week.
Although not confirmed, the change of pace in her clips suggests the album could come out as soon as Christmas Day, which falls on a Friday this year, in line with the new global release day.
In the latest video, which you can watch below, Rihanna walks towards a projection of herself, flanked by a group of backing dancers.
Last week, Sia said the singer was still working on the album, revealing that she recently gave her four songs for the record.
“The other night she came over and listened to half of 25 songs I played her because she’s still looking for songs for her new album,” Sia said. She wrote Rihanna’s 2012 single ‘Diamonds’ and recently revealed that she offered her own song ‘Alive’ to her only to see it rejected.
“She was there to listen to songs and see if there was anything that she was into,” she added. “It was a business meeting for sure. She took four [songs] but I don’t know if they’ll end up [on the album].”
Speaking to NME earlier this year, Rihanna revealed that she has not finished work on her new album but promised she will deliver “something great” for fans eager to hear new music.
Asked for a status update on the album fans had dubbed ‘R8’ in the absence of any concrete information. “It’s not done!” she said. “To me, it’s never done until it’s done. Until the final moment.”
Rihanna will tour the UK next summer. The Weeknd and Big Sean will support the singer on all European dates on the Antiworld Tour, which makes it to Britain in June.
The UK and Ireland tour dates for 2016 are as follows:
Ricoh Arena, Coventry (June 14)
The Principality Stadium, Cardiff (June 16)
Stadium of Light, Sunderland (June 18)
Aviva Stadium, Dublin (June 21)
Wembley Stadium, London (June 24)
Hampden Park, Glasgow (June 27)
Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester (June 29)