Rihanna Hearts The xx

Her retro early-’90s-style club banger “We Found Love” has already blown the fuck up, and now we’re learning more and more about Rihanna’s forthcoming album Talk That Talk. A bunch of clips of album tracks have leaked, and perhaps the most intriguing one is “Drunk On Love,” which features a sample of the xx’s “Intro.” This comes right after Rihanna turned up on Drake’s “Take Care,” the title track and a big highlight from Drake’s new album. On that song, Drake and RiRi emotional over a sample of Jamie xx’s remix of Gil Scott-Heron’s “I’ll Take Care Of U.” That’s two tracks in a week where Rihanna’s vocals float over samples of xx productions. If she wants to keep singing over those tracks, I am absolutely cool with it.

Another of the Talk That Talk snippets that’s leaked features a chunk of Jay-Z’s verse from the title track. We’ve got the “Drunk On Love” and “Talk That Talk” clips below, as well as a five-minute stream of a bunch of track-snippets from the album.

“Drunk On Love”:


(via Popjustice, via Pitchfork)

“Talk That Talk”:

The whole album:


(via Neon Limelight)

Talk That Talk is out 11/21 on Def Jam.

Tags: Jay-Z, Rihanna, The XX