Rihanna Premieres New Song ‘American Oxygen’ On TIDAL

Published: Sunday 5th Apr 2015 by Sam

It’s here!

Rihanna has unleashed ‘American Oxygen’ – the most promising track from her muddled eighth album campaign.

The cut was debuted on TIDAL, Jay Z’s new streaming platform (which he co-owns with the model and artists such as Madonna and Beyonce).

Take a listen below…

Click here to stream ‘American Oxygen’

An anticlimactic clutter; so much promise and so little delivery.

Clocking in at over five minutes, we’re left here wondering why the song was so long. It builds towards approximately nothing both on a production and vocal tip and drags drearily.

Its strong hook is drowned in all the superfluous pretentiousness and ultimately sinks what could have been the album’s saving grace from a singles standpoint.

A mess.

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  1. Skyfall April 5, 2015

    Love it.


      so Every four five seconds she releases new material?? bye girl this somg sounds stale as Fuuckk, my ears are burning

      • Skyfall April 5, 2015

        Who are you?

      • I STAN(D) IN LINE FOR HYDROQUINONE) April 5, 2015

        Someone more relevant than you, as it would appear… ps don’t try to drag this any further cos u can’t I got a vast vocabulary and I’m waiting for an ignorant high school drop out troll to step on my freshly pedicured toes…

      • Skyfall April 5, 2015

        I don’t have time to argue with a pathetic b**** like you, so move along please.

      • I STAN(D) IN LINE FOR HYDROQUINONE) April 5, 2015

        cos my pusssy pops and yours don’t huh?? better find your level Lil sîssy girl

      • cpt quack quack April 5, 2015

        yes ur p**** does on some other n****’s c***

      • Pat April 5, 2015

        @Skyfall, who are u…Its just a blog fool!

  2. lsyupp April 5, 2015

    Great song

  3. Cake like Lady GaGa April 5, 2015

    The struggle. The Navi better not try it, this is trash

    • Centurion (The iconic and influential “I STAN(D) FOR TALENT”) April 5, 2015

      Still sounds better than Lady GayGay’s struggle performance of the sound of music 😆 Dumb thot sounded like she broke a vocal chord. 😆 Moreover, who’s keeping watch over your South African herd while your on here 24/7

      • Miss Jones April 5, 2015

        ^^^^ This. This is why you have no credibility whatsoever.

  4. KeKe April 5, 2015

    Anybody got a link to the song? I’m not getting Tidal not even for Rih

    • Yonce on your mouth April 5, 2015

      Just say “I am Broke”

      • KeKe April 5, 2015

        Don’t even try it missy! Get back into your kennel and let the grown folks do their thing

      • Yonce on your mouth April 5, 2015

        Stfu! Are you the adult then? Keeping waiting for Illegal links. Broke Ass

      • Pat April 5, 2015

        Or “I am not stupid”

  5. kingbeybitch April 5, 2015

    Its nice tbh! Uhh am I the only one who think it sounded better in the commercial?

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) April 5, 2015

      Yeah me too!!!! I don’t like RIHJECT but the song sounded promising in the commercial..LOL. The song is so damn repetitive

  6. trellbeylike April 5, 2015

    I like the vibes of this song.

  7. Centurion (The iconic and influential “I STAN(D) FOR TALENT”) April 5, 2015

    Damn, not Tidal. Hopefully it makes its way to iTunes ASAP. Lives will be slayed.

  8. Rihboy April 5, 2015

    I’m sorry but she needs no saving grace. Moreover I like the song and the message. I’m on the fence production wise. The song could have been cut about a minute and 20 seconds. Overall I like the song. Hopefully she releases to iTunes soon.

  9. kingbeybitch April 5, 2015

    Is she releasing all her damn singles before the album drops? Cause I really don’t get what she’s doing. BBHMM doesn’t even have a damn video and she’s releasing another song.

    • Tyler Makiveli April 5, 2015

      She said that she’s releasing a vid for BBHMM…idk what direction she’s trying to go in this era. She’s all over the place.

      • Guess April 5, 2015

        She don’t know what direction she going in either.


    Horrible mess I can’t listen to all 5 minutes of this horrible sound..

  11. Rosie April 5, 2015

    Thought this would’ve been a lot better based on the NCAA snippet. Very repetitive and should be a minute and thirty seconds shorter.

  12. Stephon. April 5, 2015

    I don’t like it. I’ve already been listening to it on my TIDAL account. The production kinda f**** up her voice imo. It’s a grower.

  13. BeyIsKing April 5, 2015

    The song itself is not bad. The hook is good but the song overall lacks something, it’s laid back it’s okay but not great.


    The song portrays elements of staleness, wouldn’t impact s***, this Era is gonna be a Flopp

  15. BeyIsKing April 5, 2015

    1. FourFiveSeconds
    2. B**** Better Have My Money
    3. American Oxygen

    Does Rihanna know what direction/sound she wants with this album? This era comes across as confused disorganized and overall messy. It will be her worst if they fail to get a handle on this.

    • Centurion (The iconic and influential “I STAN(D) FOR TALENT”) April 5, 2015

      She’s not doing some kind of concept album. “BEYONCÉ” had different sounds, so I don’t understand where you’re going with this.


    When I saw the Title I thought that was the worst part till I actually listened to the music

  17. Rihboy April 5, 2015

    The high def version sounds way better. Now that I have it plugged to my boss speakers I love it. The premium has that s*** sounding raspy. I wish that the bass drops continued through the versus.

  18. Bammmm April 5, 2015

    Im just not feeling her singles this era like..wtf..BBHMM is okay…but everything just feels okay…noy HYPE worthy.

    And especially this boring ass song, but the Nany has been waiting for YEARS so they’ll take whatever is given to them.

  19. Molly April 5, 2015

    The song is really good the best so far!! The performance however wasn’t that impressive vocally.

    American Oxygen > BBHMM > Four Five Seconds

  20. Career Ender April 5, 2015

    meh what the hell ahe tryna do?
    4,5 struggling
    BBHMM debuted lower than top 20
    and now this?
    she trying to continue flopping on purpose?
    yes flop she didn’t go #1, the titanic only acknowledge #1s
    the titanic is sinking faster than artpop reign on BB200

  21. Marley April 5, 2015

    It was underwhelming compared to the snippet. But ok compared to the other two.

  22. Marley April 5, 2015

    I feel like shes throwing all these songs out and seeing which sound sticks. She doesn’t really know.


      every single would be released before the actual album comes out…


    yes it is, Absolute Trash… repulsive ,I Can’t even Stan(d) in Line for this Garbage…

  24. Molly April 5, 2015

    This era is very sloppy like I said before atleast Gaga had a direction for her album these songs Rihanna is releasing are all over the place.. Roc nation or Kanye is setting her up for failure watch out Rih.

  25. Career Ender April 5, 2015

    i saw 4,5 seconds on tv
    I didn’t stream or even illegally d/load
    im yet to hear bbhmm and this song
    I won’t stream, its either in my tv or radio stations
    I refuse to support mediocrity
    my 2 cents
    you can now start lamenting and weeping.

    • KeKe April 5, 2015

      You refuse to support mediocrity yet you haven’t heard the song?

      • Career Ender April 5, 2015

        ahh just in time to eat my shìt!
        you better clean my anùs !
        it is not required of a Pythagoras Theorem to prove that The JaggerNUT is all mediocre in everything!
        she makes Katy Perry look like MJ
        now go back to scrubbing that hiddeous calabash of yours with dead grass

      • KeKe April 5, 2015

        Hayi stop being tjatjarag what do you have ants in your floral granny panties?
        I can’t at you using the same drags over and over again you seem like a nice little bottom so know your place and leave the supremacy for those that have earned the title

      • Career Ender April 5, 2015

        An afican fäg supreme where?
        Don’t yo minority inferior beef patty walless bòotyhóle have poverty and other poverty derived diseases to deal with?

        Don’t try it with career, 1.get an avatar, 2. Get relevance, 3. And help yoir flopping fav blfirst before you can try to transform yo poor as$ to my level

      • KeKe April 5, 2015

        And what level is that? (10 Marks)
        Not you coming acting all high and mighty on blog is that how low you see yourself? Lol is that what your life has succumbed to? Huh you rejected by society so the only way to fill that emptiness in your sad pathetic life is claim that you are better than everyone when all you do is hide behind a Picture of Beyonce and her achievements and not you thinking you can attack me by using Rihanna when she is not connected or has any relation to me im Not like you i do not idolize people that have no fuucks to five when it comes to me so you better check yourself ain’t nobody got time for this mess you are trying to start *in somizi voice*

        Oh and please proofread your texts before you click submit comment don’t want people to think that south africans are illiterate all because of you

  26. The Beysus Impact April 5, 2015

    Meh… Still can’t get over that crap performance! 😀


    All four five Songs she’s released so far are highly underwhelming… was this what The long wait was for? some stake leftovers from Unapologetic?? dis is BS

  28. JT April 5, 2015

    Rih you deceived me, it’s all messy as s***, why did it sound so good like that on the commercial but sounds like this in reality? B**** Ain’t Having My Money!

    • Skyfall April 5, 2015

      You have to listen to the high def version the standard isn’t good.

      • Ciara (Future Queen Of Pop) April 5, 2015

        And that’s Rihannas problem f**.

      • JT April 5, 2015

        I’ll give it a listen, BBHMM is still flames out out the 3 tracks tho!

  29. Tyler Makiveli April 5, 2015

    At least when Beyonce said that she was going to try something new, SHE DID ie “4”.
    Whether you want to call it a flop or not she still stayed true to her sound. Does Rihanna know what her sound is???

    • Prismatic Returns April 5, 2015

      Is that Blue Ugly as your avi?

      • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) April 5, 2015

        Until KATY PAYOLA can find a man that last for over a year,without her getting dumped on the streets of California..Shut the f*** up and stop coming for a damn baby. HOW LOW CAN U REALLY GO??? Babies should be off limits, H**!!!!

      • Tyler Makiveli April 5, 2015


  30. B2B April 5, 2015

    Wonder will she do a surprise drop to clean her era up… I don’t see her album pushing 300K first week and these songs won’t carry her to a #1. But maybe she is going for acclaim… With the rest of her album… Maybe lol

  31. KeKe April 5, 2015

    The song needed something it felt so underwhelming

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) April 5, 2015

      I heard she was #BEYINSPIRED by KERI NOWWHERELAND’S career, hence the reason for the song being UNDERWHELMING..LOL

    • hm April 5, 2015

      HER WORST ERA. I wonder if this mess was written or produced by a ROC NATION artist????
      She should have stayed wth DEF JAM and just havr Roc NATION managed her …………………………. cuz those greedy mofos r ruining her career

    • Centurion (The iconic and influential “I STAN(D) FOR TALENT”) April 5, 2015

      Bítch I asked for the 12 piece KFC bucket with extra fries, some biscuits and gravee!! What is taking so long KeKe 😆

  32. Ciara (Future Queen Of Pop) April 5, 2015

    She’s losing her way. How sad, Ciaras bout to snatch her wig soon

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) April 5, 2015

      It pains me to say this but i think u might be right!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy April 5, 2015

    Look at Sam using her LSAT tag words such as “superfluous” and “pretentious.” The problem is that Sam doesn’t know the true definition of either as they are used in a completely wrong context. Good try though at shading Rihanna, because her reign has not and will not let up!

  34. Vegeta, Prince of Slayans April 5, 2015

    She does seem all over the place but the album itself might still work. The pinkprint singles didn’t sound anything alike and had everyone confused but it turned out to be a very cohesive piece of work so you never know. I see her doing empire/rebel heart/my everything first week numbers

  35. kingbeybitch April 5, 2015

    This song could’ve been so damn good it’s nice but its missing something those long ass pauses doesn’t fit the song. Kayne needs to gooo Rih come on. She’s taking this trying to be different thing to far and its not working for her. I know Kayne has a hand in this I just know it

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) April 5, 2015


      • Ciara (Future Queen Of Pop) April 5, 2015

        Rihanna got struggle vocals on FLEEK!!!

      • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) April 5, 2015


    • Sandra Rose Stan April 5, 2015

      No honey the song needed proper vocals not a person mimicking a dying goat

  36. metzo April 5, 2015


  37. Sandra Rose Stan April 5, 2015

    Meh this was awful my ears felt like they were being being tortured by ISIS or Boko Haram

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) April 5, 2015

      LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THAT IS SO FUCKKING MEAN.

  38. Ciara (Future Queen Of Pop) April 5, 2015

    Artpop 2015 is on its way #R8

  39. Guess April 5, 2015

    *sighs* this could have been a good song. She repeated the same thing like three times. Almost three years to create sub par songs.

  40. Dirty Laundry April 5, 2015

    Rita Ora finally has a chance.

  41. Rosie April 5, 2015

    I remember how the Navi were hyping her up to “save pop music” and she comes out with this; they even had me fooled for a second. What direction is she even going in? We all know the “art standing the test of time”/”acclaim” one is a lie because she definitely isn’t getting it with this era. BBHMM being the most critically acclaimed song from this era so far says it all.

    • Iconic Cici April 5, 2015

      Wasn’t lanas last hit in 2012?

      • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) April 5, 2015

        At least lana’s album sold over a million sopies…DID CI-MANRA’S LAST ALBUM SELL……NVM

      • Rosie April 5, 2015

        Actually it was in 2014 (since #17 is technically a top 40 hit according to Billboard), and her last album scanned gold. Has Cedric’s last album sold 200K?

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) April 5, 2015

      U ARE SO SHADY!!!!!!!!!!!LOL

    • yelyah the alternative queen April 5, 2015

      this is a flop but it sure is better than llama’s pathetic ep 😆 she should go back to selling $10 shirts at H&M :lol

  42. Iconic Cici April 5, 2015

    The goat was out to play last night with those s***** vocals. I’ll pass

  43. AJ April 5, 2015

    TIDAl constantly hangs up for me. I am unable to view the video because it keeps buffering. Mind you, I have the $19.99 version.

  44. Centurion (The iconic and influential “I STAN(D) FOR TALENT”) April 5, 2015

    #RihJouice because this is the Nu AmeRihCah 😆
    From 2015 Easter will be replaced with National Rihanna day because Rihanna has risen!!!!! 😆

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) April 5, 2015


    • yelyah the alternative queen April 5, 2015

      blasphemy on easter sunday huh, b****? you make me vomit

    • #TeamRihannaStan | MyForeheadTho’s Lessor April 5, 2015


      • Centurion (The iconic and influential “I STAN(D) FOR TALENT”) April 5, 2015

        Did I make the trolls madT with my presence 😆 My milkshake brings all the trolls to yard 😆
        You bítches had your fun, now leave me to eat my biltong and village goat soup in peace #HappyEaster #GoFetchMyOrderKeKe

  45. KeKe April 5, 2015

    I don’t know hey will probably like this song better if it were covered by someone else

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) April 5, 2015

      Definitely not my by KERI K.F.C FLOPSON…LOL

  46. Barb-wire April 5, 2015

    I still like as real as you and me and feel it should’ve been on the album instead of the home soundtrack

    • Iconic Cici April 5, 2015

      Just like how Anaconda belonged in the garbage and not on an actual CD.

      • Barb-wire April 5, 2015

        Anaconda peaked at No.2 and certified platinum, how did bathroom party do? Has Hulk Harris Holgan’s last effort certified dandruff yet?

    • Barb-wire April 5, 2015

      *Platinum x2

  47. King B > ur fave April 5, 2015

    That song is way too long it cute in the beginning but then it just become a repetitive mess with no climax

  48. Iconic Cici April 5, 2015

    Clinging to a Lana del dead stan now? @Surprise

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) April 5, 2015

      Not clinging..i actually like lana del rey..and besides Rosie stans for my fave. Sorry boo…

      • Iconic Cici April 5, 2015

        Whats their to like tho? Lana is trash and Rosie is a fat white lesbian.

      • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) April 5, 2015


      • Iconic Cici April 5, 2015

        That’s the vibes she gives me 🙂

      • Rosie April 5, 2015

        And you give me vibes of illiterate ghetto f** living below the poverty level in Atlanta but ok…

  49. Kisses Down Low April 5, 2015

    Why is Die For You better than all her songs this era though?

    • Kisses Down Low April 5, 2015

      Die with you*

    • SURPRISE…….(DEC.13) April 5, 2015

      LOL……….SHADE SHADE SHADE BUT TRUE AS F****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Guess April 5, 2015

      Because in the end, talent will always trump hype.

  50. Slay_Hive April 5, 2015

    *yawns* R8 is a disorganized FLOPPPP!!!! Still scared to release that album. smmfh lmao

  51. Memo April 5, 2015

    Cheap ass shade… Rihanna a model and Beyoncé an artist, OMG. Beyoncé is an illiterate ass ghetto b****.

  52. Career Ender April 5, 2015

    random cousin keke
    I don’t act mighty ans better in a blog. I AM MIGHTY!!
    The proof ia in the pudding thats why the likes of you and [cough cough (was)] are always perched in my reply section
    I could give 2 fvcks about yo comments cos you ARE DAT IRRRELEVANT to me
    not you expanding your paragraphs cos I got your stretch marks neck pressed! 😆


    R-late a hot mess that’s gonna be, and it’s the first album she actually spent the longest time to come out with ,you’d think she’d emerge with something more Quality and Strong but not all these leftovers from Ciara’s Self titled


    the Lie detector test disagrees hun…

  55. RihYonce April 5, 2015

    I like the song BUT…….. Something is missing idk what it is , I like the diversity of the singles so far but it is unorganized I think she should just drop the album already to clean this mess up , I remember Kanye saying her album was done months ago she needs to just go ahead and drop it at this point

  56. robyn April 5, 2015

    I’m glad that rihanna isn’t taking bull from anyone this era, she isn’t trying to please anybody but her fans.

  57. RihYonce April 5, 2015

    The song did sound better in the commercial, it had me excited I’m a little disappointed but the song is OK I guess but I’ll still bump BBHMM

    • Centurion (The iconic and influential “I STAN(D) FOR TALENT”) April 5, 2015

      Another bandwagoning bítch from the projects 😆 illiterate whor-è, why are you on the fence just pick one of the thots to stan for and be loyal instead of flip-flopping 😆
      you seething bítches continue to keep me young!

  58. CherylSoldierr April 5, 2015

    It’s cute. I like the lyrics, but the production was a mess. She should’ve taken Taylor’s release approach instead of making it so messy.

    • Centurion (The iconic and influential “I STAN(D) FOR TALENT”) April 5, 2015

      Bítch I protected my tweets so that slúts like you couldn’t troll me anymore. Cheryl and Rihanna are both the same in vocal range, but at least my fave has money 😆 #KamikazeIfUThinkUGonnaKnockMeOffTheTopCommentatorsList

      • CherylSoldierr April 5, 2015

        Who are you?

  59. shakira stan April 5, 2015

    Best song I’ve heard this year….this is
    so gonna give uptown funk a run for it’s money.

  60. african music lover April 5, 2015

    oh Riri my girl!what is the problem, what the hell is going on,two years and this is what you r releasing? its like she is no longer into music.. girl you will flop if you dont get your s*** together,45seconds did good becuase we were thirsty for new material from you so we chewed whatever that was thrown at us BUT now…….. Get your s*** together,and i wonder if i am the only one who likes the songs she released for Home movie instead of all these songs from her album! and i am still mad at you for not releasing lost in paradise as a single…… sidenote; i just listened to that new beyonce song and man can that woman sing,loved it so much.

  61. RihannaIsMadonna April 5, 2015

    u dumb c*** u sound ignorant & clueless…South Africa & u immediately think herd? shows that u might be actually living in one stay without knowledge U R Pathetic!

  62. Gee April 5, 2015

    I have got to admit the song is pretty long and after awhile something seems missing but overall average to decent at best.

  63. Naomi April 5, 2015

    Could have been great but it was too over produced.

  64. RihAmerican (hives scared of R8) April 5, 2015

    Wow!! This song is far from basic.It’s about following your dreams.I love the beat and the lyrics,it makes me feel like Im on top of the world.Only queen RiRi.Why is this better than any flopyonce and Cbola song?? Kiii itunes please!

  65. TheElusiveLamb April 5, 2015

    While it’s a bit lengthy, I like it. I get where she is going with era, but I don’t know if it’ll work until R8 comes out. Until then, I’ll be waiting for Riri at the doe.

  66. RihAmerican (hives scared of R8) April 5, 2015

    Omg!!! What kind of slayage!! The pop world gonna eat this up!! This is one of her best songs.Its better than WFL and Diamonds in my opinion!!Wtf are yall listening to because I hear slayage!! Were is LB??? Somewhere stannin?? She dropped the bomb!!

  67. XYZ April 5, 2015

    Hipster mess

    Really not into her this era…

  68. RihAmerican (hives scared of R8) April 5, 2015

    I did not feel like this when I heard BBHMM,Diamonds 45sec etc.Omg!! Amazing!! #AmericanOxygen is coming!! Scalps will bleed!!

  69. RihAmerican (hives scared of R8) April 5, 2015

    Home has grossed $179.4 million WorldWide in its first 10 days of release !!! It will flop??

  70. Truth April 5, 2015

    You guys are all f****** stupid! Ignorant and stuck in these basic Stan” wars, you don’t even understand the message of AMERICAN OXYGEN…,,your time is ticking . & it’s coming fast.

  71. Sherry April 5, 2015

    Sorry but Rih has really left me underwhelmed so far. The only thing I’ve enjoyed this era was FFS. She should’ve promoted that more then released the album. BBHMM was cute for a week, and this song has no replay value whatsoever. *Plays “Get It Over With”*

  72. erm April 5, 2015

    I can’t even hate its good to see her have some substance in her lyrics

  73. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy April 5, 2015

    I know it’s kind of early to say, but I think this might be her big hit for this new album. This has the potential to be an anthem. I think this is genius for her to release BBHMM first for the urban contemporary radio, and American Oxygen on Top 40. Also, I can see the track crossing over to multiple radio station platforms outside of pop.

  74. You wanna be on tv I bet April 5, 2015

    I’m dead broke can’t listens to this song for some $20 dollar rather hear it on iTunes

  75. FutureCIARA April 6, 2015

    RIP Thotanna…… Shame.

    Thank You Kanye for your honorable service of single handedly destroying this thots career, You have shown your faithful loyalty to Beyoncé yet again!

  76. MISHKA April 6, 2015

    So she got her Green Card now?

    The song sounds like an Alicia Keys type of song.

  77. LD April 6, 2015

    The video for American Oxygen just dropped on Tidal. I appreciate the song a lot more after seeing it. Check it out.

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