By now you definitely know that Rihanna's new album ANTI is here, streaming on Tidal and available for free to Samsung users.
But coming soon to iTunes will be a deluxe version of the LP that includes three new bonus tracks: "Goodnight Gotham," "Pose" and "Sex With Me." The tracks were revealed when the iTunes store shared the album in non-United States territories, and we've got your first-listen reviews of them.
-"Goodnight Gotham": Originally thought to be titled "A Night," this Florence & The Machine-sampling song sounded promising, with its interpolation of "Only If for a Night." Unfortunately, the final version somewhat disappoints, as Rih just sings along with the looping sample and doesn't particularly go anywhere with it. The sample was a brilliant idea and could have been crafted into a gorgeous pop track, but this ultimately falls flat.
-"Pose": A grimy beat backs Rih as she aggressively boasts about her riches and badassness ("I smoke it / I ain't never liked a broke bitch / I ain't never fucked with a ho, bitch / Quiet down!") before a chant-heavy breakdown. Also, is that the sent-message sound off an iPhone?Wonder how Samsung feels about that...
-"Sex With Me": In classic Rihanna style, the star coos about how hot she is over a dreamy beat. Some of the best lines include: "And sex with me, so amazing / All this all work, no vacation / Stay up off my Instagram with your temptation." The song closes with a trippy blend of woozy vocals, appropriately ending the deluxe version of ANTI in an experimental mode.