Rihanna Says New Music Is Coming ‘Soon’ as She Celebrates Anti Spending 5 Years on the Billboard 200
Laura Lee - March 30, 2021

In the Morning of Life

by Thomas Moore

In the morning of life, when its cares are unknown,
And its pleasures in all their new lustre begin,
When we live in a bright-beaming world of our own,
And the light that surrounds us is all from within;
Oh 'tis not, believe me, in that happy time
We can love, as in hours of less transport we may; โ€”
Of our smiles, of our hopes, 'tis the gay sunny prime,
But affection is truest when these fade away.

When we see the first glory of youth pass us by,
Like a leaf on the stream that will never return,
When our cup, which had sparkled with pleasure so high,
First tastes of the other, the dark-flowing urn;
Then, then in the time when affection holds sway
With a depth and a tenderness joy never knew;
Love, nursed among pleasures, is faithless as they,
But the love born of Sorrow, like Sorrow, is true.

In climes full of sunshine, though splendid the flowers,
Their sighs have no freshness, their odour no worth;
\โ€˜Tis the cloud and the mist of our own Isle of showers
That call the rich spirit of fragrancy forth.
So it is not \โ€˜mid splendour, prosperity, mirth,
That the depth of Love's generous spirit appears;
To the sunshine of smiles it may first owe its birth,
But the soul of its sweetness is drawn out by tears.

After five years, the world may finally be getting a new track from Rihanna! The singer, 33, teased the possibility of a new song coming “soon” as she celebrated her album Anti becoming the first by a Black female artist to spend five years on the Billboard 200 chart. Rihanna posted a video of the announcement on Instagram Wednesday, writing in the caption: “grateful to the most High for putting die hard supporters in my circle ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฟ #Anti#WomensHistoryMonth ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿฟcongrats to everyone that contributed to this era, thank you team.”

In the comments, a fan asked her to “celebrate by releasing a song !!” The “Desperado” singer seemed open to the idea. She replied to the comment, writing “I think I should” and adding a “soon” emoji. “Just 1 tho lol,” she followed up. In January, Rihanna celebrated the five-year anniversary of Anti’s release with a series of posts she shared on Instagram, including a video montage from some of her music visuals. Expressing her gratitude for her supporters, the Fenty CEO wrote, “thank you navy! #5yearsofANTI #ANTIversary.”

Anti was Rihanna’s eighth studio album โ€” and last thus far, as her fans continue to anticipate the nine-time Grammy-winner’s next release. The Grammy-nominated album has seen incredible success since it came out in 2016, earning the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart, garnering more than 15 billion streams and selling more than 11 million copies. Fan-favorite songs on the album include “Work,” “Needed Me,” “Kiss It Better” and “Sex with Me.”

While she hasn’t been releasing new music, Rihanna has been focusing on other business ventures over the past few years โ€” including her cosmetic brand Fenty Beauty and her lingerie line, Savage x Fenty.

In January, the multi-hyphenate star posted a sexy video of herself dancing in her own Savage x Fenty lingerie from the Valentine’s Day collection with the caption, “Cupid could NEVA! #ValentinesDayCountdown @savagexfenty.”