PartyNextDoor Actually Wrote Rihanna And Drake’s ‘Work’ As A Breakup Song

Partynextdoor Actually Wrote Rihanna

Rihanna and Drake’s Work is one of the biggest hits of 2016 — a catchy, fun collab made for dancing and having fun.

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Or is it?

That wasn’t the intention, at least, of PartyNextDoor , who wrote the track.

I tried this year to make the party songs. It wasn’t in me, Party told Rolling Stone . People think [‘Work’ is] a party song. It’s a breakup song. It’s blues. I went from braggadocios to blues.

The song’s success — it hit No. 1 on Billboard in multiple countries, and spent nine consecutive weeks atop the Hot 100 in the U.S. — should have helped wipe away some of those blues, right? Not so.

It doesn’t make me happy, he added. I’m looking for joy. It’s a moment for Rihanna and Drake. I want to invest time in creating moments for myself.

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He’s created those moments with PartyNextDoor 3 , his new album, which dropped on Friday. He still calls it blues and thinks it may push away the pretty people.

Just listen for yourself below.