Rihanna Drops New Songs ‘Dancing in the Dark’ and ‘As Real as You and Me’
Next week, the animated DreamWorks film Home will hit theaters and Rihanna's fans will get to experience the singer voice the part of Gratuity "Tip" Tucci, one of the main characters.
For the soundtrack, the Bajan beauty recorded three new songs. "Towards the Sun" was released last month and the other two, "Dancing in the Dark" and "As Real as You and Me," debut today (March 19).
"Dancing in the Dark" could be a potential hit and captures that signature RiRi sound -- a mix of pop and soul and very danceable. The singer also gives a stellar vocal performance. It seems like her voice has matured since her last album and she has more control of it.
Overall, the well-produced cut is about enjoying the night and letting go. "Under dark dance in the middle of the night, can see the night skies in the mirror of your eyes / If you don't dance make sure you got the rhythm, make sure that your heartbeat beats with the rhythm / I want to run wild in the middle of the night, right under the moon but its blowing in the night," she sings.
"As Real as You and Me" is the exact opposite of "Dancing in the Dark," since its a soaring ballad featuring strong piano keys. The effort was produced by Rodney Jerkins. "I know we hate to think about it, this is as real as you and me," the 27-year-old coos.
Experience both of Rihanna's new tracks below.
Listen to Rihanna's "Dancing in the Dark'
Listen to Rihanna's "As Real as You and Me"
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