Rihanna has called upon Drake to save the ‘Anti’ album campaign, having reportedly shot a music video over the weekend in support of a new single called ‘Work.’
The ‘Umbrella’ hitmaker flew out to Los Angeles earlier this week, and while initial thoughts were that she was taking another vacation, it seems she was actually out there to shoot the new visual with her ex-boyfriend.
It’s hard to keep things private these days, so it should not be a surprise to anyone that a member of the production team ended up leaking several snippets of the video shoot and the song itself.
From what has been posted online, Drake’s entire verse can be heard in one clip, while Rihanna’s vocals are heard in another.
It is believed that the music video was shot in one day, and is one of Rihanna’s latest moves to get this ‘Anti’ album campaign moving forward, having supposedly delayed her album on numerous occasions in 2015.
While her album was said to have been scheduled for a release in November of 2015, it was later slashed following news that Adele was set to take over the music industry with her long-awaited record, ’25.’
Of course, this has given Rihanna more time to get back in the studio, work on new material and shoot more videos, so that when she does release the album, a good number of videos are already shot.
Currently, it’s believed that the songstress already has two music videos in the bag. She shot on last year in Paris, but it’s not clear whether the song and video still made the cut when the album was being revised following its delayed release.
When Rih-Rih arrived in Los Angeles, she came with more than a dozen luggage bags, giving the impression she will be staying in Cali for quite some time. This could mean that Los Angeles will be where Rihanna plans to get the majority of her work done before she releases the album later this year.
This is Rihanna’s first collaboration with Drake since their 2011 hit ‘Take Care,’ which stopped the charts worldwide. With their strong chemistry and fans already buzzing about their duet, Rihanna could be looking at another hit on her hands.