Rihanna releases a new song that’s a big departure from her folksy tune “FourFiveSeconds.” The R&B singer, who has been working with Kanye West on her R8 album, dropped a bombastic song called “Towards the Sun,” which is from the soundtrack of the upcoming DreamWorks animated flick, Home.

The movie features RiRi voicing the character of Tip, a sassy little girl who befriends an eccentric alien named Oh (voiced by Jim Parsons). Home is based on the popular children’s book The True Meaning of Smekday by Adam Rex.

The song itself features a marching beat, a children’s choir and haunting sounds as a brokenhearted Rihanna sings about pursuing a new love and not letting fear get in the way.

“And you know I’ve been burned / I’ve been burned / You see me lose control / It’s not worth my soul,” she sings.

The highlight of the song is the infectious chorus, which goes, “Turn your face towards the sun / Let the shadows fall behind you / Don’t be afraid, just carry on / And the shadows will never find you.”

Rihanna is still working hard on her eighth album, R8, which is expected to hit stores this spring. In the meantime, Rihanna’s animated film, Home, will arrive in theaters on March 27.

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Listen to Rihanna's "Towards the Sun" From Home Soundtrack

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