"It gives me such a great feeling when I listen to it," she told Duran last week. "The lyrics are very hopeful and positive, but it's about love and the gears are a little different from what people would expect. I'm excited to surprise them sonically."
In her seven years in the music business, Rihanna has maintained a unique work ethic, averaging one album release a year. But even with her omnipresence on the radio, her popularity hasn't waned.
"I love great music. When I make an album, that's what I think about -- what I want to hear," said Rihanna, who admitted to being a fan of her own work. "I think that's what my fans love."
Rihanna's next album is expected to drop in November. The singer is launching a tour, also called Diamonds, early next year. Click below to hear the new single.