Rihanna Teases New Song "Higher" & Further Proves "R8" Won't Sound Like Anything She's Ever Done Before — LISTEN

Seven-time Grammy winner and current nominee Rihanna arrives on the red carpet for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
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STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING RIGHT NOW: Rihanna just teased a new song called "Higher" on Instagram and it sounds incredible. So incredible, in fact, that I lost control of my limbs and accidentally spilled half a can of Diet Pepsi in my lap while listening to the snippet for the first time. I DIDN'T EVEN CARE, THOUGH. I just sat there, soaked in soft drink, playing the clip over and over again as if in a trance. It was... beautiful.

Trust me when I tell you that our peasant ears are not worthy of the total and complete sonic slayage bestowed upon us by Queen Rih on Thursday afternoon. She's operating on a whole other level right now. If "FourFiveSeconds" wasn't enough to convince you that her upcoming new album won't sound like anything else she's ever done before, "Higher" should definitely do the trick. (And if it doesn't, well, I'll keep you in my thoughts.)

On the jazzy 15-second preview, Rihanna sings:

This whiskey got me feeling pretty

So pardon if I'm impolite

I just really need your ass with me...

And then, suddenly, it's over. "But I want to hear more!" you scream. I know, but you can't always get what you want. (You also can't will the clip to become longer by using the power of your mind. Believe me, I tried.) Check out "Higher" below. (Set your drink down first!)

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Sadly, there's still no word on when we can expect R8 to drop. I'm so hyped, I can barely stand it.

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