On October 4th 2008 in an interview with All Music, Rihanna confirmed that she is currently in the studio working on her fourth studio album. She stated that.
"I’m currently working on record number four and I’m having so much fun. I’m having so many new experiences and meeting so many new people, it’s amazing".
Rihanna also stated that the album will head in a more Techno Rock direction saying, “I want this album to head in the same direction as Good Girl Gone Bad but with even more edge. The tracks will be less R&B influenced and will have a feel closer to that of, "Disturbia", "Shut Up & Drive" and "Breakin’ Dishes".
Rihanna also stated that she will be writing 3 tracks of the album herself and that they are quite different from her previous work and that one of the tracks will fit into the punk-rock category. She is also studying for a new and more even hot look. A release date for the album has not yet been announced, but it’s probably that it will came out in early 2009