Rihanna does make some amazing music. Sure it’s certainly not life-altering, but it’s still fun. Hell, I’d love her even if she just continued making Shy Ronnie digital shorts on SNL, I’d be totally fine with that.
She recently revealed that she recorded most of the album while on the road last year, sometimes in parking lots that reeked of piss, adding, “It smelt like truckers had been peeing there forever.”
“We took a studio bus on tour and, after every show, we’d sit in an empty car park until 5am and record,” she said. ”Then we’d get back on the tour bus and sleep for a few hours. Every afternoon, I had acting classes, every evening - a two hour show, then another recording studio.”