It seemed like a decade ago when she was asking us to stand under her umbrella and take a bow. Flash-forward to last week and Rihanna finally released her greatly anticipated eighth studio album titled, “Anti”. Anti sets itself apart not only visually, with it’s abstract artwork, which incorporated braille, but also sonically to its predecessor “Unapologetic.” The Barbados native goes back to her Caribbean roots with the raspy undertones in her voice, mixed in with the island slang she sings in songs like “Work.” The track list names take you on a journey through the love life of the singer, as well as her growth as a singer. Which begs the question, was this her way of telling us Happy Valentine’s Day?

Amanda Mbuya, Intern