When you see Rihanna Navy you probably get one impression: that we are one, big and loving family. Yesterday, together with Rihanna we celebrated ANTiversary – ANTI’s first birthday, as it was released on January 28, 2016. RiRi and her team, as well as other media companies joined our celebrations and also tweeted about it. At 8 p.m. GMT we all listened to ANTI together, song by song, and tweeted lyrics. Whew, what an experience! This album is one year old and it still sounds so fresh, so unique and so mature.
On her Instagram and Twitter pages Robyn shared unseen photos taken during the recording of this masterpiece. She also explained how the process went and why it took so long for us to get this body of work.
Looking back to 1 year ago…. I released my most anticipated album to date #ANTi ….When I started making this album I never would have imagined how much of a challenge the process would be. I was evolving in the midst of making a body of art that was supposed to reflect who I was in that moment, yet it was the very answer I didn’t have! I was numb for a while…numb to all the bullshit and numb to all the good shit. But I was determined not to settle for what everybody thought this should be, or when they thought it should come, or how! I stuck to it until I felt something again! And I remember like it was yesterday, the night it happened! We rented a house in Malibu for a couple months and did MUSIC! Every room, every couch, every corner, there were musicians everywhere, the whole Fenty Corp, the best times! 1 night we vibing, TyTy made a comment, and I got super sensitive, lolol! Then I thought “hold up, did I just feel a way?? Did I just FEEL???!!” It was in that moment that I trusted myself, trusted my ear, trusted my gut, trusted the way that my music made me FEEL!!! I had no idea how it would be received, neither was that something I considered. I just wanted to make a body of work that felt right!
She also thanked her fans, who waited (im)patiently for a new album since 2012.
And to the most beautiful, loyal fans that anyone would kill to have on their team, you were right there by my side waiting (im)patiently the entire time! To have the support of so many, with the enthusiasm that we shared for Anti felt like such a reward! I cannot thank you enough for loving her the way you do! And to every single person that was a part of the process from sound to aesthetic, thank you and I cherish you! May the Glory be to God! I actually hate long captions, I know u can’t tell but i don’t care! 🎈 #ANTiversary