By Nolan Feeney
November 25, 2014

Rihanna returned to Instagram earlier this month, and now she’s getting ready to return to music. The singer’s upcoming eighth studio album has been the subject of many rumors — will it drop on Black Friday? Or next year? — and she has been mostly mum on details, tweeting Tuesday that “ANY news about #R8 will be delivered directly from me!!!!”

To assure fans that the record is coming, Rihanna posted a quick taste of what she’s up to in the studio on her Instagram. “Ain’t none of this promised,” she sings in a brief clip from a song that may or may not appear on her first record since 2012’s Unapologetic. In a fourth quarter that’s been relatively light on major divas, let’s hope she’s not referring to hopes about a 2014 release date. Check out the preview below:

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