Rihanna was looking for love and it seems she found it, on her next single at least. As she gears up for the release of her sixth album later this year, the Loud singer has released the name of her next single.
On Monday, Rihanna confirmed the name of the first single off her forthcoming album, tweeting, “NP: “WE FOUND LOVE.” Soon after she announced the name of the song, it became a Twitter trend, to which the singer responded, “We in dis bitch! … ‘We Found Love’ is trending WORLDWIDE…!”
A rep for the singer confirmed to Rapup.com that the Calvin Harris-produced song will hit radio on October 11. Harris toured with Rihanna on a leg of her Loud outing earlier this summer. “Calvin is the perfect fit for the Loud tour. He is going to bring something unique and fun for the fans,” Rihanna said at the time, according to JustJared.com.
Last week, Rihanna announced that her “GangstaR”-fied next album would be heavily influenced by club music, sharing on Twitter, “You KNOW how I been lovin Dubstep since Rated R.”
Collaborators for the forthcoming project began dishing details on the LP months ago. Back in July, producer Verse Simmonds , who worked on Rihanna’s reggae-infused hit “Man Down,” talked to MTV News’ Mixtape Daily about the album’s progress.
“From what I understand, she’s closing the album up now, and we did two records for her that she really, really loved, and I’m really excited about them as well,” Simmonds said. “They are records that we wrote and produced as the Jugganauts.” Simmonds admitted that he was “99.999 percent” sure that his Jugganauts’ contributions will make the final cut, adding that his tunes on the LP will not sound similar to “Man Down.”
But Rihanna isn’t keeping all the magic to herself. She’s also set to appear on Coldplay’s next album, Mylo Xyloto , on the track “Princess of China.” “Well, her bit on our record is my favorite bit … when the song came out, it sort of asked for her to be on it. And I think at this point, we have nothing to lose, and so we’ve been trying some new things and trying to break down the perceived boundaries between different types of music,” Chris Martin explained. “Because from where we’re sitting, it seems like you can try and sound any way you like nowadays. You don’t have to be in a rock box or a hip-hop box or a pop box, and I think it’s fun when you embrace that idea.”