Rihanna Wants Her New Album To Sound "Timeless" & That's Great News For Fans — VIDEO
On Monday, during a promotional appearance for her new movie, Home, Rihanna told MTV that she wants her new album to sound "timeless" — and that's great news for fans. How did she reach this conclusion? Well, apparently, the 27-year-old pop star doesn't think her songs have aged all that well — in fact, there are "a lot" she doesn't even want to perform live anymore! I know that seems kind of sad at first, but I think this realization led to an important "Aha!" moment for Rihanna: she wants to create music that people will remember for years to come — not just radio-ready pop (though, if you ask me, there's a time and a place for that, too).
As I watched the interview, I got the sense that Rihanna recently came to a "fork in the road" regarding her career. The way I see it, she had two options: continue to record mostly top 40–friendly pop songs (which isn't something she finds all that appealing anymore) or take matters into her own hands. I think she chose the latter — and that makes me really, really happy.
Of course, taking "the road less traveled," so to speak, has meant that Rihanna hasn't been able to give fans anything new to listen to for a while, and I won't lie, that's been tough. However, if she's making music that she truly feels good about, music that excites and delights her, music that challenges her as both an artist and as a person, well, then I think it'll be worth the wait.