Rumored Rihanna & Drake Song "Work" Could Be Coming Soon & Here's What It Sounds Like — LISTEN
RED ALERT, RED ALERT: Rumor has it Rihanna and Drake have a new song called "Work" coming out soon. By my estimation, Rihanna's long-awaited ANTI album is overdue by at least a year now (and at times, I've worried that it may never see the light of day), so even just the rumor of a new single at this point is enough to get my heart racing! Here's the scoop: The buzz began last week when an alleged casting call for a Rihanna music video surfaced online.
The posting said the vid was for a new track called "Work" featuring Drake, and asked for "horseback riders" and "cops." Though we're still waiting for official confirmation from the two superstars themselves, it does appear as though a Rihanna/Drake video shoot went down in Los Angeles this past weekend. And, luckily for us, some sneaky fans were able to get close enough to the set to record a little audio!
The good news: The voices heard in the low-quality clips definitely sound like Rihanna and Drake's! The bad news: It's hard to tell much else. But, because Rih and Drizzy's 2010 collaboration, "What's My Name," is one of my favorite pop songs of all time, I'm still pretty pumped about this whole thing. Check out two rumored "Work" snippets below.
To my ears, "Work" sounds a bit tropical... and possibly dancehall-infuenced, as well? I can't wait to hear more. Here are a few alleged pictures from the set:
It's also worth noting that Snapchat philosopher/hip-hop producer DJ Khaled may be involved with "Work" somehow. The 40-year-old artist snapped a video with Drake on Sunday in which he teased that the two were "up to something." Hmm.
It's currently unknown if "Work" will appear on ANTI or Drake's forthcoming LP, Views From the 6 (which we've also been waiting quite a while for). Hopefully, all will be revealed soon. In the meantime, I plan on replaying the two snippets above over and over again until I've committed each second to memory (and I suggest you do the same).
Come through, Rih (and Drake)! The world is waiting.