Pharrell Williams Teases Rihanna's Work on Her Next Album: 'She’s From a Different World'
By Zach Seemayer
To say that the world has been clamoring for Rihanna's next album is an understatement. However, Pharrell Williams -- who has been working with the singer on her new music -- suggests the wait is going to be worth it.
"Rih is in a different place right now," Williams said of her new music. "Like, wow. She’s from a different world."
"I‘m willing to bet, because Venus is gaseous, that if they had a telescope that could zoom through all that s**t, you’d see Rih laying there naked," he added cryptically.
Rihanna first revealed that she was working with Williams when she took to her Instagram story and shared a snapshot of a soundboard that looked like it was taken inside a recording studio.
On the soundboard, she hinted that she might be collaborating on her new music with The Neptunes -- Williams' hip/hop-funk production team with Chad Hugo. "Gang. back in the STU,” she captioned the photo.
Meanwhile, Williams also opened up to Allure about his own philosophy on music and it was equally poetic as his praise for Rihanna.
"It’s like a house. There’s more than one way inside the house. It’s not just the front door," he shared. "The side doors, windows, patios. There [are] so many ways, so I don’t know that we have the time to really unpack that."
"I will say that no matter the scenario, when it comes to music for me, there’s always a trigger," he added. "It’s just a word in the conversation or a notion, or seeing a situation, or watching a movie. It all depends. And once you find that trigger, it becomes a rabbit hole and then you just kind of go down that. The rest of it is figuring out what the groove is going to be."