On Sunday evening, the 30-year-old singer, who hasn’t released new music since January 2016, posted a short clip of the herself on her Instagram Story. After posing in a galactic filter, she reversed the camera to show off the recording consoles in front of her.
Additionally, a brief snippet of vocals played in the background, before Rihanna turned the camera back on herself and playfully appeared to flash her middle finger.
Her fans, who have eagerly awaited Rihanna’s new album for months, quickly began celebrating the news on social media.
“Queen she’s coming to save 2019,” wrote one fan, while another simply replied with a “Thank you Jesus” GIF.
Although Rihanna has yet to share exactly what kind of music will be on her album, a fan account noted that the singer had recently followed two Jamaican producers on Instagram. Rihanna had previously shared that she planned on making a reggae album in a June cover story with Vogue.
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The previous month, Rihanna told her fans that although she’s staying busy with her ever-growing list of creative pursuits and charity work, she can’t wait to be able to share what she’s been working on.
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In response to a fan who asked, “where is the m.u.s.i.c. ???” on Instagram, she 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.”