Rihanna releases Work ahead of new album ANTI
Rihanna has released her new single Work, from her hotly-anticipated album ANTI.
The 27-year-old's latest record was 2012's Unapologetic, and her fans have been eagerly waiting for her next offering.
Amid reports she is set to release ANTI as soon as Friday, Rihanna treated fans to the first listen of Work, which also features Drake, on her Instagram page on Wednesday.
Listen to it here.
She also shared the artwork for the single. The cover shows the singer completely topless, with her arms over her chest to protect her modesty. Rihanna smiles for the snap, with her hands over her eyes so just her mouth can be seen. Her black hair is in quirky twists and the name of the track is written down the side of the cover.
The single marks the second time Rihanna and Drake have collaborated, after teaming up on What's My Name, from her 2010 album Loud.
The release of ANTI follows singles B**ch Better Have My Money, FourFiveSeconds and American Oxygen hitting the shelves, all three of which are believed to feature on the new album.
Rihanna had originally been planning to release the record last November but various delays pushed the date back.
She also recently set the record straight about who she has been working with on the album, after reports it was being produced by Kanye West.
"FYI Kanye is not EPing Anti!!!" she wrote during a Twitter exchange with a fan. "We’re both working on our own projects right now!"
Kanye is currently concentrating on his own upcoming release, which he has changed the title of for a third time, telling fans on Wednesday that it will now be called Waves.
On Monday, Rihanna revealed she had finally finished working on the album, by sharing a picture of herself wearing a Dolce & Gabbana crown and sparkling headphones, alongside the caption: "Listening to ANTI."