Rihanna’s new CD, Talk That Talk, was leaked yesterday in all its standard edition glory, and seems okay. I think I like it about as much as I liked Loud when I first heard it, which is not much at all. Sadly there’s absolutely nothing as catchy as “Only Girl (In The World) or “S&M.”
There’s two noticeably strange things about it, the intro track (at least I think it’s the intro, these songs may be out of order) “Birthday Cake” is a minute and 18 seconds long yet manages to stick in my head for the lines,
“It’s not even my birthday/But he want to lick the icing off/I know you want it in the worst way/Can’t wait to blow my candles out/He want that cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake, cake.”
My issue with this is that when she repeats the word “cake” over and over it sounds like she’s really enthused about the KKK. The lyrics to “Cockiness (Love It)” are also undeniably impossible to ignore.
I actually felt violated just listening to this…“Suck my cockiness/Lick my persuasion/Eat my poison/And swallow your pride down, down.” Oh and let’s not forget the part when she says “I’m gonna be the queen of your body parts.”