Sia Hints That Rihanna’s Album May Be A While Away Yet

Australia’s foremost pop songstress Sia Furler has revealed to BBC Radio 2 host Jo Whiley, that she gave pop superstar Rihanna four tracks for her new album as recently as last week. Sia informed fans that she had presented the diva with a collection 25 original songs for potential use on her forthcoming ANTI- album.

While Sia noted that four songs had been taken away from the meeting, she was unsure if any would appear on the album. She also stated that she had earlier offered her own single Alive to Rihanna, but it had been rejected because ‘it just didn’t fit’ with any other tracks on the new record.

It’s not the first time Sia has lent her songwriting talents to Rihanna. Furler was the composer of successful 2012 single Diamonds prior to her own return to the world of pop stardom with 1000 Forms of Fear in 2014.

With singles from Rihanna’s 8th studio album Bitch Better Have My Money and American Oxygen having dropped earlier this year and the album having been officially launched in September many fans speculated the album to be released sometime in December. That said, the album has yet to materialise. Given these new details, it seems unlikely that we’ll be seeing her album before 2016.

With a 2016 world tour on the cards in February it seems that there mounting pressure on Rihanna to release the much anticipated album.

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