In case you haven’t heard, the second single from Rihanna‘s upcoming album, LOUD, has surfaced…AND IT’S FANTASTIC.
Featuring an extended opening assist by former Degrassi star Aubrey Drake Graham, “What’s My Name” is a darker, island-inspired mid-tempo that plays like the perfect missing link between Rated R‘s “Rude Boy” and “Te Amo.”
Aside from the song’s delicious dark-synths-meets-island-groove beat, the lyrics are pure sass, thanks to the ever-unstoppable Ester Dean (“Rude Boy”; “Peacock”) behind the pen: “Hey boy, I really wanna see if you can go downtown with a girl like me,” the Barbadian beauty taunts during the track’s catchy chorus.
While perhaps not as immediate of a banga as “Only Girl (In The World)” or “Rude Boy,” “What’s My Name” is as thoroughly satisfying and repeat-worthy (and then some!) as the rest of the music Madame Ri has produced over the past few years.
Oh RiRi–you simply cannot do any wrong in my eyes!
LOUD will be released on November 16. Rihanna’s latest single, “Only Girl (In The World)” was released on September 13. (iTunes)