The next album of Rihanna is planned to be realised in the middle of the summer 2010, introduce by a incredible rhythmical music. In spite of this announced date, we've difficulty believing it's possible. This choice to bring out the next album as soon as possible is explained in the first place because Rihanna wishes to cross in the other thing, more not to bear the difficult story which « Rated R » tell, that she tells with emotion to all her fans through the series of concerts she makes all over the world, as « Last Girl on Earth », and secondly because « Rated R » don't meet the success expected by the record company of Rihanna, Def Jam. The musical bend of Rihanna certainly seduced her fans, but not all the persons who succumbed to « Good Girl Gone Bad », small gold mine with success.
It's moreover that want again the record company of Rihanna: « a gold mine with success ». We already know that more than 50 producers met in the optics to realize 100 demos to be proposed to the singer. Accomplice's team of the singer as well as new names appear among her producers, where we find enter the other Timbaland, Jay-Z, Chase & Status, Brian Kennedy, Tricky Stewart, Chuck Harmony, David Guetta, Taio Cruz et Rico Love, who didn't miss to participate by chance. Each have a song intended to be used on the next album and two of them were already recorded, one in featuring with David Guetta, and the other one produced by the giant Timbaland. Also know that Rihanna won't work neither with the singer La Roux who politely declined the invitation, nor with the sulphurous Lady GaGa, as announced it some rumors. At the moment, the only one, Justin Timberlake didn't miss to write a ballad to the beautiful, and Ke$ha, Ne-Yo, Taio Cruz, Will.I.Am. and David Guetta each drafted and composed a song which may quite strongly appear on the album. The informations on collaborations remains however to set with pairs of tweezers, because it's hard to dismantle the thruth of the forgery, and the artists who has been announced to us to collaborate the last time on « Rated R » don't appear there finally...
But what will be the adventure of this next album ? Will it be purely commercial ? The answer is difficult to clarify. The finality of the album would be to « have a lot of success everywhere it will released » to repeat what Def Jam has said, but the album has to be original, varied, with a particular atmosphere proper to a theme, that Rihanna should be free to choose. It's the new way to do an album with a musical and cultural atmosphere which appears in the original picture the artist wants to give to himself. For example, Ke$ha roars her « Animal » side and Lady GaGa reveals what is « The Fame Monster », showing an intentionally vulgar, shocking, futuristic and original picture.
In this domain, Rihanna exceeds, she knows how to recycle herself to each of her albums. From baggy jeans to latex outfits, and now to pseudo-futuristic style, from long hair to a waving lock of hair over the shaved sides of her head, Rihanna has tried everything, or at least, almost everything, because the singer will have a new style for her next album, however she will keep her shaved hair...
Rihanna will participate again in the writing of some songs. It's an hard task but it seems the singer has taken a fancy to this, and thus finds that the songs become more personal, more subjective, nearer the artist's style.
« Rihanna will take a musical bend again, but in a direction she already knows. Metaphorically, some people consider that with « Rated R » she fell in a ditch, I rather think she took a sinuous and dark road (...) but RiRi go up to the fifth gear and will come back strong », Jef and Peter said, two of our sources.
But several dark zones make us doubt about the release of the album this summer, considering that the beauty will start her American tour on July 2 in Seattle, until August 25 in Chicago. Moreover, she will be in Asia and all over the world up to december... Would Rihanna have time to record her album during the days off between some dates ? Would the album, which has to be strong, be rushed ? The Rihanna-Diva team rather thinks the album would be ready to be released at the earliest at the start of new school year in September, or even at the beginning of autumn... but not before ! But to this question, they answered :
« An artist perfectly knows what he has to do and mostly when he must do it. He always finds the necessary time, even if he is overwhelmed, believe me. »
The album would include several up-temp songs with a catchy chorus, and tones more pop than rock and R'n'B. The tracks will be clearly more energetic and swinging. Thus we have understood, the songs would be played on all the dance floors.
Now, it's difficult to think the album will be homogeneous, and it will have his own “atmosphere” as the Rihanna's record company wants it to be. Between the different collaborations with this Areopagus composed with successful artists, the different producers, and the antithetical expectations of Rihanna and Def Jam, the album seems to construct himself different ways transcended with the different intentions of each one of them. But it's before everything else Rihanna's album, and it remains only to hope she will succeed to set her own artistic choices, as she did it with « Rated R », in spite of what it cost to her.
Even if in perspective, the Diva's next album seems to be used for commercial aims only, the singer should manage to tell us the awaking of the Last Girl On Earth, at the end of a real nightmare. Once again, we have to wait, but there are not much odds that – as some people pretend it – the album will be released this summer, but more at the end of the year...
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