Minutes ago, Rihanna dropped a new song called "James Joint" on her website, and now we've got a stream for y'all. An interlude taken from her forthcoming album (thought to be titled R8), "James Joint" is a mellow, jazzy affair that only lasts for a minute and change.
Its length is a shame, because the song explores a relatively untapped sonic zone for the pop star, with light keys and synth bass (that sounds like it's attempting to replicate a Thundercat bassline) forming a decidedly low-key canvas for Rihanna's suitably warm vocals.
Any guesses on when we'll get the full album?
I'd rather be breaking things
'Cause we can't see
We're too busy kissing
Just making scenes