Rihanna’s jumpstarting the roll out for Anti in a big way by releasing her Drake collaboration, “Work.” The song’s the same one we heard snippets of a few weeks back and it’s rumored a video has already been shot. Produced by PARTYNEXTDOOR, Boi-1da, SEVN Thomas and Allen Ritter, the tune carries a definite dancehall vibe and includes Drake splitting his time between rhyming and singing. Currently, “Work” is up available for listening on Tidal, which is only right since RiRi’s one of the artist-owners of the streaming service, and should be receiving major radio play beginning Wednesday.
“Work” is the third time to the two Grammy winners have worked together on music. Their last big hit was “What’s My Name” from Rihanna’s 2011 album, LOUD, and she featured on Drake’s “Take Care,” the title track to his 2010 album.
As for when the actual album will release, the exact date is still unknown at the moment and fans have been waiting in heavy anticipation for the follow-up to 2012’s Unapologetic. On Monday of this week, Rihanna shared a pic of herself listening to the project and all the whispers point to a now not-so surprise release on Friday, January 29. Nobody’s saying it’s guaranteed to happen, but opting to go without a strong wifi connection on Friday probably wouldn’t be a wise move either.
Update: The single is currently available for purchase on iTunes.