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Listen: Rihanna releases 1st single from long-awaited album, ‘Anti’ feat. Drake

@Rihanna/Twitter

@Rihanna/Twitter

Rih Rih is back.

Just days after teasing anxious fans via Twitter writing, “listening to ANTI,” Rihanna releases the first track from her highly anticipated eighth studio album, ANTI.

Titled “Work (feat. Drake),” the record features a Caribbean feel sure to get the party started. “Baby, don’t you leave / Don’t leave me stuck here in the streets / If I get another chance to / I will never, no never, neglect you / I mean, who am I to hold your past against you? / I just hope that it gets to you / I hope that you see this through / I hope that you see this true / What can I say? Please recognize I’m trying, baby…” the bad gal sings in one verse.

The song, which was made available online via Tidal, makes the third collaboration between the ex-lovers. In 2010, Rih and Drizzy found gold with “What’s My Name?” and in 2011 on “Take Care.” Earlier this month, they were even spotted shooting a video at L.A.-area mall Eagle Rock Plaza, a project we now assume links to their new potential hit.

In October 2014, the pop icon announced via Twitter that she was recording songs for a new project. Although ANTI’s release date was pushed back multiple times, she’s released three singles from the upcoming album: “FourFiveSeconds (feat. Paul McCartney and Kanye West)” on Jan. 24, 2015, “B*tch Better Have My Money” on March 26, 2015 and “American Oxygen” on Apr. 14, 2015. The eight-time Grammy Award winner also nabbed a $25 million deal with Samsung to sponsor her album release and Anti World Tour, which kicks off Feb. 26 in San Diego, Calif. In other words, with her tour to hit the road in just a matter of weeks, we anticipate new tracks and possibly the entire album to drop any day now.

In the meantime, check out the Barbadian beauty’s latest hit and tell us what you think: is it a mega hit or a miss? Sound off in the comment section below.