Rihanna drops new single and teaser

So … the wait is ova.

Rihanna dropped her promo and a teaser for her new album today … and it seems she’s going extra edgy.

The promo is dark as hell, with the look and feel of a horror movie. Check it out below.

She also released her first single today – Russian Roulette.

Hmm… is this a veiled reference to her domestic violence situation? Read the lyrics and tell me what you think.

Take a breath, take it deep
Calm yourself, he says to me
If you play, you play for keeps
Take a gun, and count to three
I’m sweating now, moving slow
No time to think, my turn to go

[Chorus — JustJared.com]
And you can see my heart beating
You can see it through my chest
And I’m terrified but I’m not leaving
Know that I must must pass this test

So just pull the trigger

Say a prayer to yourself
He says close your eyes
Sometimes it helps
And then I get a scary thought
That he’s here means he’s never lost

(Chorus)

As my life flashes before my eyes
I’m wondering will I ever see another sunrise?
So many won’t get the chance to say goodbye
But it’s too late too pick up the value of my life

(Chorus)

The lyrics certainly give us enough juicy analogies to mull over and keep the blogosphere analysing for days.

And… maybe that’s the point.

What do you think, islandistas?

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