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Rihanna confirms new single 'Diamonds'

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Rihanna has confirmed that her next single will be titled 'Diamonds'.

In an interview with iHeartRadio at their annual music festival, the 'We Found Love' singer revealed that the song will get its first play on US radio on Wednesday (September 26) at 8am ET.

Rihanna in London wearing 'Hitman' clothing


Rihanna described the track as neither happy nor sad, and said it was "happy and hippy" rather than "dancey".

"It's laid-back but it's hopeful," she added. "It's a record that... gives me such a great feeling when I listen to it. The lyrics are very hopeful and positive, but it's about love and... a little different to what people would expect, I think.

"I'm excited about that," she continued. "I'm excited to surprise them sonically."

Rihanna perform during the Paralympic Games closing Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium

© PA Images / Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire



When asked about her continued success, Rihanna said that she just "loves great music".

"When I make an album, that's what I think about; what I want to hear, what I love to hear," she explained.

"I think that's what my fans love... I always want to make it interesting for them. I always want to make it a little fresh and a little ahead of what's on the radio.

"That's the challenge for me," she said, "but I enjoy that."

The singer's as yet untitled seventh studio album is due to be released before the end of the year. She recently announced that she would be embarking on a 'Diamonds' world tour in support of the record, which begins in Buffalo, New York on March 8

Watch the video for 'Where Have You Been', Rihanna's last single from Talk That Talk, below:

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