As of late, I have grown into Rihanna. I was always down for her studio recordings, but never really got into her live shows or interviews. I think now that her team has allowed her to be her raw self, (especially on Twitter) I have become somewhat of a fan of her brash candor. She’s not your little girl’s role model, but I can respect her “I’m gonna do me regardless of what you think” swag.
With that being said, I’m really looking forward to Rihanna’s new album Talk That Talk, which is due out on November 21st. Yes, that’s under a year since her last album came out… but, hey… rapid fire albums work for her. She’s quietly creeping up on Beyonce as the most successful female artist of our time, and has 10 #1 singles to prove it. Her work ethic is undeniable. The Rihanna reign just won’t let up.
I’ve got the opportunity for you to stream 30 second samples of all of the tracks on her forthcoming project. Please be advised, this is not for the kiddies, VH1 has even gone as far as to dub this album the dirtiest pop record since Madonna’s Erotica. Um… yeah, I’ve given you fair warning.
The next single is the first track on the album, You Da One. It’s set to make its full length premiere tomorrow (11/11/11.) Full tracklisting (with partial credits) and stream below:
TALK THAT TALK TRACKLIST (and partial list of credits)
1. “You Da One” (produced by Dr. Luke)
2. “Where Have You Been?” (produced by Calvin Harris, written by Dr. Luke & Ester Dean)
3. “We Found Love” (produced by Calvin Harris)
4. “Talk That Talk (featuring Jay-Z)” (produced by Stargate, written by Ester Dean)
5. “Cockiness” (produced by Bangladesh)
6. “Birthday Cake” (produced by The-Dream)
7. “We All Want Love” (written by Ester Dean)
8. “Drunk On Love” (produced by Stargate, written by Ester Dean)
9. “Roc Me Out” (produced by Stargate, written by Ester Dean)
10. “Watch n’ Learn” (produced by Hit-Boy, written by Priscilla Renea)
11. “Farewell” (produced by Big Juice, written by Ester Dean)