- Rihanna has been missing from the music scene since she released her album in 2016
- Fans worldwide were excited when she finally emerged with a collaboration alongside PartyNextDoor
- The slow jam, however, only had the Barbados-born singer sing the hook
R&B and pop singer Rihanna on Friday, 27 March ignited mass reactions from fans after appearing on a new song for the first time since 2016.
Briefly.co.za knows that Rihanna is considered one of the most influential artists of her time, collaborated with Canadian singer Jahron Anthony Brathwaite, known professionally as PartyNextDoor, for a mellow song dubbed Believe It.
The song is off PartyNextDoor's just-released album PartyMobile.
In many ways, the groove-filled slow jam will definitely go down as a classic as Rihanna continues to evolve in her music.
In some parts of the song, the pair intertwine their vocals to magical effect.
"Best make me believe it / Best make me believe it / Believe you won’t deceive me,” Rihanna and Party, 26, sing together in harmony on the upbeat tune.
The name Rihanna on a brand new song typically elicited excited reactions across the world as fans had been waiting on the beauty queen to release new music for the last four years.
Rihanna and PartyNextDoor had previously worked together as the latter helped co-write the hit Work which also featured Canadian rapper Drake.
As far as his music is concerned, PartyNextDoor has tried to remain a bit more consistent than his counterpart Rihanna as he dropped two EPs in 2017: Colours 2 and Seven Days.
For Rihanna, fans have been eagerly waiting on her project since she dropped the album Anti in 2016.
On a light note, ardent fans took to Twitter to lament on the fact that the new song only had Rihanna sing the hook whilst they were expecting so much more.
As a matter of fact, it only took Rihanna five words – “Babe, just make me believe it” - to make the very catchy chorus.
One Twitter user wrote: “So Rihanna made us wait four years to sing five words?”
Others were just glad to listen to some new material from the Fenty queen.
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