While working on her own album and executive producing K. Michelle’s upcoming record, singer-songwriter Priscilla Renea is lending her talents to many.
She’s responsible for co-writing songs like Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It,” Mariah Carey’s “Infinity,” Pitbull’s “Timber,” Madonna’s “Gang Bang,” Demi Lovato’s “Fix A Heart,” Selena Gomez’s “Who Says” and has her sights set on landing on Rihanna’s forthcoming album.
“I have worked on Rihanna’s record,” Renea told BreatheHeavy.com at the iHeartRadio music festival last weekend. “I don’t know that any of it’s gonna stay. She said herself she doesn’t really know what she’s looking for. Once she finds it I’m sure she’ll know and if I’m one those things that she happens to love then that’ll be great. Another hit on my discography.”
A bit of an eerie insight from someone connected to Riri’s pending record, and though we don’t recall Rihanna saying she doesn’t really know what she’s looking for, it makes sense – “FourFiveSeconds” with Kanye West and Paul McCartney, “American Oxygen” and “Bitch Better Have My Money” lack cohesiveness together.
“I’m not doing it for fame,” Renea continues when we asked about writing music for other artists. “I do it because I love it. I do it because it’s natural. To me, I write songs in the shower, I write songs in church, I write songs just cause… I feel like at the end of the day as long as the song gets taken care of and… letting the song live and have its own life and do what it’s gonna do. I can’t hold onto it forever.”
Rihanna recently said she’s not finished recording the LP due to scheduling conflicts with Kanye West, who’s executive producing it.
“It’s not done. To me it’s never done until it’s done. Until the final moment,” she says. “No matter what I post online, within three comments there’s somebody saying, ‘Where is ‘R8’?’ I could post anything. Nothing else matters. They don’t care about anything but that. But it makes me excited, because I can’t wait to give them something great.”