Rumors that Rihanna is on the verge of surprise-releasing new music have recently been at an all-time high. While Rihanna herself has remained tight-lipped about her new album, she did just share the very first taste of new music from the project.
Taking to Instagram — it cannot be said enough how glad we are she returned to the platform after a six month absence — Rihanna shared a 15 second snippet of new music with the caption, “phuckin roun in da studio.” So here it is, your first taste of R8:
As for her new album, which fans are referring to as “R8” (Rihanna’s eighth album), Rihanna says not to believe the rumors, that any new information about the project will come directly from her:
ANY news about #R8 will be delivered directly from me!!!!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) November 25, 2014
That said, Rihanna is known for releasing albums during the fourth quarter. (Get those Christmas sales, Bad Gal!) And after Beyoncé‘s surprise album release last year, all bets are off as to whether we see R8 before the end of the year. In fact, Rihanna recently told someone to expect new music very soon. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, indeed.