After a week hiatus, Life and Culture Editor Jake Leary is back with reviews for the latest singles.
It may not be a straightforward classic like “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” or sonically experimental like “To Pimp a Butterfly,” but it has mass appeal.
After much anticipation and following a three-year hiatus, Rihanna has returned to impress with the release of her eighth studio album, “Anti,” on Jan 28. Fans will enjoy listening to this familiar vibe but they will also discover a softer, rawer side of Rihanna that will inject something new and fresh into the mix.
At some point in the very recent past, a group of men gathered in the glossy cartoon factory where pop music is made, its smokestacks churning cotton candy, and discussed just how to promote their latest carefully-calibrated hit: the Rihanna/Shakira collabo “Can’t Remember to Forget You.” About five minutes into the meeting, someone grunted “lesbians,” everyone snickered and high-fived for about five minutes, and a YouTube sensation was born.