Princess Illuminati Jeep Wrangler Ruff Rider RiRi has only just started settling down after unleashing the video for her latest single, “You Da One,” and finishing out her massively successful LOUD Tour in Europe, but she’s already onto the next one with Talk That Talk.
Last night, the Bajan beauty posted the single art (see above) for her new single “Talk That Talk (feat. Jay-Z)” on Twitter, the title track off of her latest studio album.
Now, “Talk That Talk” is nice and catchy and all–well, aside from that verse by Jay, which is decidedly One Of The Worst Guest Verses Of All Time (“I’m Flying out to Pisa/Just to get some pizza” – Jay-Z, “Please stop” – The World)–but it’s certainly no “Where Have You Been?”.
I’ll say it because we’re all thinking it: If Rihanna doesn’t release “Where Have You Been?” as a single, it will be the greatest pop crime committed against the world since Britney failed to release “Inside Out” from Femme Fatale (well, yet anyway). Or since Kelis‘ Flesh Tone flopped on the charts. Or since…I don’t know, but IT’S JUST WRONG, OKAY?!
Nevertheless, “Talk That Talk” is a solid mid-tempo banga, and I look forward to having “Yeah, boy I like it/ Yeah, boy I like it…” stuck in my head on repeat until the end of time when it utterly slays at Top 40 radio in the next few weeks.
Talk That Talk was released on November 21. (iTunes)