Well, we definitely didn't expect to be writing this headline...
13 September 2017

Rihanna has been music’s tastemaker for the last decade, with her music ultimately deciding the next trend for listeners and artists alike, and her influence extends to places even we never thought it would. Marilyn Manson has revealed that the Bajan icon’s most recent LP, Anti, inspired his brand new album, Heaven Upside Down.


The eclectic album, noted for how it stretched the limits of R&B to incorporate many different genre tones, influenced Manson’s new material “strongly”, particularly fourth single Love On The Brain.


The soulful, doo-wop R&B of Love On The Brain might not be a sound many would match with the rock legend, however he explains its Rihanna’s performance and authenticity that made the song so special to him. “Strangely enough, one of the records that influenced this album strongly, and it can’t be taken literally [sonically], is Rihanna, her last record,” he told Consequence of Sound.


“That one song, Love On The Brain, it really hit me because I saw her perform it and she just… meant it.”



Well, we all know by now that Rihanna’s loveable DGAF attitude means everything she does comes from the heart, and this song is definitely one of her rawest releases ever.


That’s why it became a double-platinum, Top 5 hit in the U.S. without a music video, and how a pop superstar can influence one of the biggest rockstars on the planet.


Legends only, Rih.