Rihanna made it clear earlier this year when she dropped “FourFiveSeconds” that she’s coming for wigs in 2015, and today was no exception. She treated her Instagram followers to snippets of two songs that may be on #R8, “Higher” and “American Oxygen.”
The energetic “American Oxygen” was featured in a March Madness advertisement, and will serve as the theme song for this year’s NCAA tournament, according to BET. “Higher,” which has a more sultry tone, mimics the vocal realness that Rih Rih gives on “FourFiveSeconds.”
She starts the track off slow, singing, “This whiskey got me feeling pretty, so pardon if I’m impolite. I just really need yo a** with me.” And then turns it up a notch in the second clip, where she beckons her lover to indulge in whiskey too. Though #R8 remains a mystery, it’s clear that Rihanna will be showcasing her vocal range on it.
Listen to the clips below, and share your thoughts!