Rihanna's reggae album
Rihanna has reggae and socca influences on forthcoming LP 'Anti', according to duo R. City who worked with her on the album
Rihanna's new album 'Anti' is steeped in reggae.
The Bajan singer has teamed up with duo R. City on her forthcoming eighth studio album - which is rumoured to drop next month - and the brothers have revealed that the record has a distinct "Caribbean vibe".
Theron Thomas revealed: "We definitely contributed to Rihanna's album. We did some cool stuff and Rihanna is a cool person, good vibes, good energy ... (She's) very talented from the Caribbean just like us, we are from St Thomas. We have a whole new level of respect for her and she is tuned into the Caribbean vibe this time."
The 27-year-old R&B superstar's 2012 record 'Unapologetic' included pop heavy songs like 'Diamonds' and 'Stay' but this year, the singer released hip hop track 'Bitch Better Have My Money' - which hinted a change in her musical direction.
And the brothers - who collaborated with Ariana Grande and Adam Levine on hit 'Locked Away' - hope their "tailor-made" track has made the cut for 'Anti'.
Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, Timothy said: "One of them in particular is tailor-made for Rihanna. If Rihanna doesn't use it, I don't see anyone else being able to record it outside of her."
He added: "We grew up in the slums, so to be in the UK chart here is beyond a dream come true."