Anti was made available for free digital download on January 27 through Tidal and was released to online music stores for paid purchase on January 29. The efforts resulted in a departure from Rihanna's previous dance and club music genres and created a primarily pop, hip hop soul and R&B album, with elements of dancehall and soul.As executive producer, Rihanna contributed to most of the album's lyrics and collaborated with producers including Jeff Bhasker, Boi-1da, DJ Mustard, Hit-Boy, Brian Kennedy, Timbaland and No I. The producers incorporated dark, sparsely layered, minimalist song structures, with most of Antis lyrics dealing with the complexities of romantic love and self-assurance.Rihanna stated that when recording "Consideration", she felt a connection to it, stating that the song captured the sound and attitude she was aiming for.
She stated, "I wanted to have a year to just do whatever I want artistically, creatively." However, the hiatus did not last long and after a week she returned to the studio.Thomas created the beat and played it for Boi-1da to which he positively responded.Boi-1da came with up idea for sampling an "old school dancehall rhythm" and after that the chords were made.In the summer of 2015, songwriter and producer Rupert Thomas together with Allen Ritter and Boi-1da among others, stayed at Canadian rapper's Drake house in Los Angeles for several days.During the time, the lead single, "Work" was conceived.