Welcome back, Rihanna! After a hiatus from releasing music and putting in some seriously hard work at the studio, the singer has just teased us with not one, but three new tracks.
So far in 2015, Rihanna has collaborated with Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney on “FourFiveSeconds” and revealed the first song, “Towards the Sun,” from the soundtrack to animated movie Home. Rihanna stars in the movie as the voice of an 11-year-old girl called Tip who teams up with a friendly alien named Oh (voiced by Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons) after his alien race invades Earth. We'll soon have a fresh RiRi tune to suit every mood—she gave us a taste of new songs from the film and off her eight album, which is set for release later this year.
Rihanna revealed the first track on Instagram, sharing two short clips of a song called "Higher," which wouldn't sound out of place in a '20s-themed speakeasy:
Next up: A track titled "American Oxygen" debuted in a NCAA March Madness trailer. The video shows Rihanna belting out the patriotic lyrics against the backdrop of a U.S. flag:http://youtu.be/C9Zw7KQAElY
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Despite being unreleased as of yet, the tracks have already made their way onto Billboard's Trending chart, with "Higher" briefly hitting the No. 1 spot following Rihanna's Instagram post, while "American Oxygen" is currently at No. 4. It's all in a day's work for the music megastar.