It’s been a long wait, but it is totally worth it. Rihanna’s 8th album ‘Anti’ released in 2016. It was produced and written by Rihanna and Joseph Angel. Inspired by the music of 1960s and 1950s, the song “Love on the Bird” is a soul ballad and doo-wop inspiration that comprises of a simple chord progressing, swirling organ, orchestra and guitar arpeggio. The song seems to swing to and from the lows and highs of toxic love. The album is meant to be different when compared with the previous albums and has been wildly successful. Anti is certified double platinum in the month of may. Rihanna even tweeted a link where you can download.
Rihanna’s Barbadian accent is stronger than ever in the song “Love on the Brain” as she starts off the song with consideration that will arrest your attention almost immediately. Borrowing Kate Bush-style vocals bob and Sza’s other worldly voice the album keeps you enticed from the start till the end. Anti comprises of songs like kiss it better, James Joint, Work, Woo, Desperado, Same old mistakes, never ending, yeah I said it, needed me, consideration, close to you, higher and most importantly love on the brain.
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The song is a huge sensational hit around the world with more emphasis on how unusual the song is. The singer showcases a vocal that has been before been head from her, going to and from Beyonce-style vocal acrobatics, Mariah Cary high notes and also her trademark snarl. The romantic string arrangements and the rolling organ are offset by lyrics that are darker than the night which sounds like Rihanna’s version of a violent lover. This song is Rihanna has landed her the 6th spot on Billboard Hot 100, making it her 30th top-ten single. It is also the first song that was commissioned for the album ‘Anti’.
The song’s vocal production was handled by Kuk Harrell, an American producer while the drums and keyboards were supplied by Angle and Ball. Finally mixing was done by Manny Marroquin along with mixing assistants Ike Schultzz, Jeff Jackson and Chris Galland. The soulful ballad sung by Rihanna finds her voice at the best ever. Breaking Michael Jackson’s tie for the third place, Rihanna is the third artist with the most top-ten singles. During the Anti World Tour, Rihanna included singing this song. The season 12 finale of Grey’s Anatomy featured Love on the Brain on May 19th, 2016.
Rihanna is a Barbadian singer, actress and songwriter who rose to fame in 2005 with her debut studio album. Since then she released A Girl like Me in 2006 which was closely followed in 2007 by Good Girl Gone Bad which gave her an international breakthrough with the song Umbrella. She was recognized as a pop icon and her sales of songs exceed 230 million records around the world. In 2012, she was named as the 4th most powerful celebrity by Forbes. You can download Love on the Brain mp3 and read the Love on the Brain review to know more about the song.