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Rihanna’s album’s not even finished yet, according to Sia

By | Published on Tuesday 15 December 2015

Rihanna - Anti

Earlier this month everyone thought Rihanna was going to release her new album, ‘Anti’. But then she didn’t. Then everyone thought it could be any day now. Maybe last Friday. After all, it’s now more than two months since she unveiled the record’s artwork. And also, it is nearly Christmas. But now, it turns out, she hasn’t even finished recording it.

This (slight) bombshell comes from Sia, who revealed that Rihanna was tapping her for new songs as recently as last week. Speaking to Jo Whiley on Radio 2, reports the NME, the songwriter said: “The other night she came over and listened to half of 25 songs I played her because she’s still looking for songs for her new album. She was there to listen to songs and see if there was anything that she was into. It was a business meeting for sure. She took four [songs] but I don’t know if they’ll end up [on the album]”.

Rihanna’s got tour dates starting in February, so it’ll probably be out by then. Although it would be fun if this all turned out to be some sort of art project to see how long people will stay interested in an album that does not and will never exist, wouldn’t it? Wouldn’t it?