Rihanna's New 'Anti' Album Art Includes Braille & We're Totally 'Feeling' It (PHOTO)

Rihanna Braille on album coverOne thing you can say about this singer is you never know what she's going to say or do next! Rihanna has unveiled the artwork for her latest album Anti and it includes poetry -- in braille. 


The big reveal took place at a Los Angeles art gallery where RiRi invited her guests to don red blindfolds and feel their way through the oversized braille poetry that graces the oil paintings of Roy Nachum. 


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As for the cover, it depicts a young Rihanna wearing a golden crown. And for those of us who don't have the opportunity to feel it for ourselves, poet Chloe Mitchell's words from her work "If They Let Us" were inspired by the time she spent with the singer. Here are a few of her insights: 

I sometimes fear that I am misunderstood.
It is simply because what I want to say, 
what I need to say, won't be heard. 
Heard in a way I so rightfully deserve.

#ANTi #coverart @roynachum

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What made Rihanna choose to use braille? Her team reporedtly explained in a press release that this will allow "people who are blind to experience an entire album by touch." 

The singer herself said at the event that "people who have sight are sometimes the people who are blindest."

It's a really interesting idea that promotes inclusion. It certainly seems like a unique concept and one that creates a multisensory experience as well. We'd expect nothing less from Rihanna. Paul McCartney and Wings fans will recall that the famous Beatle included a braille message to Stevie Wonder on the back cover of Red Rose Speedway. The line simply read, "We love ya baby." 

This unveiling will no doubt have Rihanna fans longing to see what other surprises the album contains!


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