With a performance at tomorrow night’s BRIT Awards all but confirmed, Rihanna has seen new song ‘Towards The Sun’ unwrapped on BBC Radio 1 moments ago.
Secrecy (or should we say confusion) still shrouds how exactly her new album/s will be rolled out. What is presently known is that the track is the lead release from the ‘Home’ movie soundtrack – which itself will reportedly serve a project of sorts for the star.
Take a listen below…
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With its tribal production and sonic sense of urgency, the track has all the ingredients to be an epic anthemic number. By its climax, however, it quickly becomes apparent that it’s a missed opportunity – much like its musical sibling ‘Princess In China’.
Put simply, it’s missing an air of compelling and drags drearily. Sans the song’s flirt with falsetto at the start, there’s nothing vocally that sticks and the cut criminally cruises after the bridge rather than exploding in the way the preceding parts suggests it would.
It’s almost like cake mix that never made it into the oven; it boasts all the key ingredients and tastes decent, but would ultimately satisfy more if heated up and allowed to rise into something more appealing. It’s undercooked.