Rihanna is back with her first new music in three years, although fans hoping for a single off the long-awaited R9 are going to be pretty let down.

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Late Thursday, Canadian rapper PARTYNEXTDOOR dropped his new track, “BELIEVE IT,” which features Rihanna on backing vocals. While the collaboration makes sense — PARTYNEXTDOOR co-wrote “Work” and “Sex With Me,” which are on Rihanna’s 2016 album Anti — fans were upset to not have gotten a little more from the 32-year-old Barbadian singer, whose last releases were in 2017.

Rihanna quietly made her first non-sampled vocal appearance since 2017 on “BELIEVE IT,” a collaboration with Canadian rapper PARTYNEXTDOOR. The track appears on his freshly released album, PARTYMOBILE, which also features guest spots from Drake and Bad Bunny.

“BELIEVE IT,” a mid-tempo jam with a straightforward pop structure, doesn’t build on the exploratory sound of 2016’s critically-acclaimed and commercially unstoppable ANTI — but then again, with a record-breaking 200-plus weeks spent on Billboard‘s album charts and eight No. 1 dance club songs, Rihanna has set herself a high bar for herself.

There’s still no word yet on a release date for the now-mythical R9, her rumored and long-awaited reggae album that she previously promised to drop last year. If Rihanna is currently under self-imposed quarantine like many of the rest of us, hopefully she stops running out of excuses.

“[H]er army of devoted followers are disappointed RiRi only sings the track’s five-word chorus and backup,” noted the New York Post. Listen to the full song, which NPR calls “a mid-tempo jam with a straightforward pop structure,”

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