Rihanna Previews "Kiss It Better" But Could the New Song Be the Lead Single from 'R8'? — LISTEN
These are the moments that make life worth living: Rihanna just teased a new song on Instagram called "Kiss It Better", and it sounds really, really good. Phew! Rihanna fans needed a win. Despite up-and-coming producer Glass John hinting at the possibility of a happy "RIHVEMBER" this year, Thanksgiving came and went without the release of the 26-year-old superstar's new album. However, she did share her first song snippet on Instagram. Are these brief clips Rihanna's subtle way of preparing fans for the impending release of R8 ? It's possible, but I'm not going to get my hopes up. As Rih's latest video shows, she's still in the studio. I think it's a safe bet that she won't be releasing any new music until 2015 — but that doesn't mean that I'm not losing my mind over "Kiss It Better," because I absolutely am.
Here's what we know: Recently, "Kiss It Better" was registered on Songfile, a music licensing database. According to Songfile, the track was written by Rihanna, pop singer Natalia Kills, Jeff Bhasker (Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven"), and, of course, Glass John (Chris Brown's "Do Better"). Check out the "Kiss It Better" preview below. (Note: "Nuno" in the caption refers to Nuno Bettencourt, the man playing the guitar. Bettencourt is Rihanna's lead guitarist on tour.)
It sounds awesome, right? Unsurprisingly, Glass John's already hyping up "Kiss It Better" on Twitter, suggesting that it's Rihanna's new single:
So, is he right? I'm not sure. I don't really trust Glass John after that whole "RIHVEMBER" thing, to be honest. "Kiss It Better" might become a single at some point in the future, but is it R8's lead single? I kind of doubt it. Besides, Rihanna tweeted this at the end of November:
Welp, that says it all, really. As always, I'll keep you updated as more details about Rihanna's new music become available. For now, enjoy "Kiss It Better."
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