A tracklist for Rihanna’s eighth album ANTI surfaced online Wednesday, after the album appeared for a short time on Tidal.
Lead ANTI single “Work,” featuring Drake, was released on Tidal and iTunes Wednesday morning. It appears the album also features SZA, as well as a song called “Same Ol’ Mistakes” that is a cover of Tame Impala’s 2015 track “New Person Same Ol’ Mistakes.” The album does not appear to include 2015 Rihanna songs “FourFiveSeconds,” “Bitch Better Have My Money,” or “American Oxygen.”
When reached for comment on Wednesday evening, a rep for Tidal told The FADER that ANTI was not currently available on Tidal, and that she could not offer further comment at this time. Reps for Rihanna and Roc Nation did not immediately return requests for comment.
Earlier this week, Billboard reported that the album, which has been teased for more than a year, was expected to be released this week as a surprise, at some point before Friday. Billboard also indicated the possibility that the album would be be available exclusively through Tidal for its first week of release.
If Tidal leaked ANTI (they probably did) why would a single artist ever want to release anything through there exclusively again— Larry Fitzmaurice (@lfitzmaurice) January 28, 2016
Rihanna's album was leaked to Tidal because they knew that no one would ever find it that way.— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) January 27, 2016
An iPhone video of another iPhone playing 30 seconds of a track from ANTI on the Tidal app. What a world.— bobby finger (@bobbyfinger) January 27, 2016
i deeply respect rihanna for making an album of songs she sits around and smokes weed to even if it turned out to be kinda not that good— jordan (@jordansarge) January 28, 2016