Well, that was fast! Rihanna is already prepping the release of her fifth studio album LOUD!, slated for November 2, 2010, just one year after her last effort Rated R, which we all know I didn't love. Ryan Seacrest just premiered the album's first single Last Girl (In The World) on his radio show this morning at 8:30 AM EST/5:30 AM PST. And it odd sounds oddly like the Lovechild of two producers. The verses sound like a David Guetta (a la Akon's Sexy Bitch) production and the choruses sound like they are from Stargate (a la Ne-Yo's Closer).
It was confirmed by sources that Rihanna did work on a track or two at Cherry Beach Studios here in Toronto last month, during her Last Girl on Earth Tour stop-off. This album already is shaping up to worlds (pardon the pun) better than Rated R. Her vocals sound strong and she's singing with emotion from her gutt; someone's been doing her vocal exercises!
Check out the single in full below (audio content owned by Universal Music):
And in case you missed those epic photos I got of her last month, check them out here.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will-W.)