Rihanna has teased her Navy fanbase with the release-date of her anticipated new album.

When asked on a recent Instagram post – “but when is the album dropping Robyn? Can we have a release date for that?”, RiRi replied with a lowly “2019”.

Rihanna’s previous studio album ‘Anti’ received accolades upon its 2016 release; prior to that, the singer had released new records within a 12-24 month gap. The wait between ‘Anti’ and her forthcoming project marks the longest gap in her career.

Earlier this year, rumours emerged that Rihanna may be working on a double-album – one half featuring ‘chart-friendly songs’, the other comprised ‘moody and experimental tracks’ akin to ‘Anti’. According to Metro, “Rihanna wasn’t happy with how her last album performed – even though she loved how it turned out, she knows she needs a new project full of smash hits to avoid two back-to-back flops…she’s currently recording two albums – one full of chart-friendly songs, and another made up of moody and experimental tracks – and is considering releasing a double disc if she feels the songs won’t mesh well on the same album.”.

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