Out of the blue, a slamming new Rihanna track called Disturbia. Much improved over the whiney, weak Take A Bow, a song that rode to #1 purely on momentum. Could this new track be inspired by "Ri-ri's" dalliance with Shia Lebooooof?
I was happy to see Rihanna knock Beyonce off her pedastal last year after the latter recorded the shrieking mess that is B'Day and insultingly foisted it upon the world. Miss Spears, of course, had already taken a belly flop off her own mantle. The saga points to the hard (candy?) truth about pop music: there is always someone cuter and more hungry waiting to take over the world. I keep hearing new dance tracks and being reminded how much Madonna '08 sucks!
If it were up to me, Rihanna would have remained quiet this year and returned at Christmas with a new album. Her June 17 re-release of Good Girl Gone Bad (Reloaded) has 3 new tracks: 1) Take A Bow, 2) a collab with Maroon 5 on If I Never See Your Face Again and 3) Disturbia. It'll also come with a DVD.
In the meantime, you might find Disturbia floating on the web somewhere...