Rihanna is hyping her return to the stage subsequent month with a 30-second teaser trailer for her anticipated halftime efficiency on the 2023 Tremendous Bowl — however some persons are feeling underwhelmed.
The trailer, which dropped at midnight, jumps proper into Rihanna’s absence from the music business over the previous few years. The Grammy Award-winning artist hasn’t launched a studio album since her 2016 launch, Anti, and we’re all nicely conscious.
“It’s been 2,190 days / It’s been over six years / Rihanna is who all people is ready for / RiRi, the place have you ever been?” a number of voiceovers say on the prime of the teaser.
The star is then seen strolling towards the digital camera in a inexperienced jacket, a black bodysuit and jewellery. The clip wraps with Rihanna posing for the digital camera earlier than lastly placing a finger to her lips and making a “shh” movement.
“You’re prepared? Rihanna for Apple Music Tremendous Bowl Halftime Present,” the star wrote whereas sharing the video on her Instagram account.
For sure, persons are freaking out. Some are increase the occasion, saying that the Tremendous Bowl is now a Rihanna live performance that includes a soccer recreation.
I can’t wait til the superbowl. Me and my baby might be entrance row heart for Rihanna lol
— Ya lady E ✨ (@OfficialErikaMT) January 13, 2023
Nonetheless, as a result of the trailer ends with a snippet of her track “Wanted Me,” which was launched in 2016, many worry that new music isn’t on the horizon, regardless of her buzzy efficiency. “If Rihanna don’t give us new music on the Tremendous Bowl she may as nicely keep residence,” wrote one naysayer.
“If Rihanna doesn’t carry out new music on the halftime present imma be very disillusioned,” tweeted one other.
However we’ll simply should see what the upcoming efficiency brings! The sport is ready for Feb. 12 on the State Farm State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. That is the primary 12 months the NFL has partnered with Apple Music for the occasion, however the organizations have entered a multi-year partnership, signaling extra to come back.
The Weeknd, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Woman Gaga, Katy Perry and Madonna have all carried out within the coveted halftime slot in previous Tremendous Bowls. Final 12 months’s efficiency featured a lineup of musicians together with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar. The present was later awarded three Inventive Emmy awards.
Because the launch of Rihanna’s 2016 album Anti, the artist has dropped (or been featured on) a number of singles, together with 2021’s “Carry Me Up,” which was included within the Black Panther: Wakanda Endlessly soundtrack and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Greatest Authentic Track.