The “Needed Me” singer, 31, confirmed that she is working on new music on her Instagram Stories on Thursday, sharing a photo taken from a soundboard in a recording studio.
“gang. back in the STU,” she captioned the candid snap.
The 9-time Grammy winner also seemingly hinted at a potential collaboration with The Neptunes, a production team composed of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, making sure to include a shot of the famed duo’s name on a screen in frame.
The “Love on the Brain” performer also cheekily strung fans along in October when she posted a photo of herself dabbing her forehead with a tissue where a crowd of people behind her smiled and held up their phones to capture the star on their cameras.
“I feel attacked. ***valley girl who’s never been attacked voice*** R9 chronicles,” she wrote.
In response to a fan who asked, “where is the m.u.s.i.c. ???” on Instagram the previous month, Rihanna commented back, “I know I know sis. I’m doing music. Simultaneously doing lingerie, makeup, film, amongst a couple other things that I enjoy. when the music is ready, you won’t have to ask for it. But it’s coming. Just not today sis. I’m hype too tho, it can’t come soon enough for me.”
The album will be Rihanna’s ninth and her first since 2016’s Anti.