Rihanna reworks Florence and the Machine’s “Only If For A Night” — listen

Left-field rendition appears on the deluxe edition of Anti


    Anti, the long-awaited new album from Rihanna, is finally out and available for free download (complete with random Tame Impala cover!). However, it looks like the Barbadian pop star still has a few more surprises up her sleeves, namely a bonus Florence and the Machine rework. Yep, the arguably most un-Rihanna album has thrown listeners for yet another loop.

    In addition to the original LP, the deluxe edition of Anti comes packaged with three bonus cuts: “Sex with Me”, “Pose”, and “Goodnight Gotham”, which happens to be a reinterpretation of Florence and the Machine’s Ceremonials opener “Only If for a Night”. The 1:28 rendition retains some of Flo’s signature swelling atmospherics, but shrouds it in a cloud of glitchy, big beats.

    Tidal subscribers can hear the rework here; non-subscribers can only peep a 30-second preview. The deluxe edition of Anti is expected to hit iTunes at midnight.


    Here’s Florence and the Machine’s original: