After a long three year wait, Rihanna has finally announced the title and artwork for her new album.
Having spent months working on her eighth studio album, last night Rihanna revealed that it will be called Anti. Rihanna made the announcement at MAMA Gallery in Los Angeles, whilst also unveiling the album artwork which has been designed by Roy Nachum.
The artwork features a throwback image of a Rihanna as a child, which was reportedly taken on her ‘first day at day care.’ She is holding a black balloon and has a gold crown covering her eyes. A poem written by Chloe Mitchell is also written across the cover in Braille. ‘The whole idea behind the Braille is that people who have sight are sometimes the people who are blindest.’ the songstress revealed.
Of working with Nachum, Rihanna told The Guardian “He see things beyond the surface which is why I decided to collaborate with him, he really interpreted it in his own way, with exactly the message I wanted.”
One exhibit at the gallery claimed that “in her collaboration with Roy Nachum, Rihanna has changed the history of album art. By continuing to follow her own instincts, her work strives to make an impact by doing the very antithesis of what the public expects.”
The bad news is that there is no official release date as of yet and no new songs were showcased at the event. However we can expect FourFiveSeconds, Bitch Better Have My Money and American Oxygen to feature.
We can’t wait to hear what else Rihanna will have in store for us!
Check out the video for FourFiveSeconds below.