Rihanna fans have been clamoring for a new album from her for over four years now. And it looks like it’s coming soon.
Did RiRi confirm this? Not exactly, but she did give a very promising update about her new music that seems to imply it’s on the way.
She told the Associated Press she’s held “tons of writing camps” for the new record, where songwriters get together to make and pitch material. Now she’s asking herself, “What do I feel personally? What do I want to put out, and as an artist, how do I want to play it with my art? How do I want to interpret that? How do I want to reimagine it? Because it’s been so structured before.”
Rihanna said that ultimately, she just wants to have a good time with the album. “You do pop, you did this genre, you do that, you do radio, but now it’s just like, what makes me happy?” she said. “I just want to have fun with music. Everything is so heavy. The world that we live in is a lot. It’s overwhelming every single day. And with the music, I’m using that as my outlet.”
It’s this last comment that seems to really hint music is coming sooner rather than later. She told the outlet she “wants to go on tour, but I can’t, so I’m stuck with music that I love, and now I’m trying to figure out how I can even create visuals to that. That’s a challenge as well. But I love challenges so, you know, I’m gonna get it done.”
Originally Appeared on Glamour