“Love on the Brain” is a song recorded by Barbadian singer Rihanna for her eighth studio album, Anti (2016). Rihanna co-wrote the song with Joseph Angel and Fred Ball; the latter is also the producer, with Kuk Harrell serving as the vocal producer. The song was serviced to rhythmic contemporary and urban contemporary radios on September 27, 2016, serving as the album’s fourth single. “Love on the Brain” is a doo-wop and soul ballad, inspired by 1950s and 1960s music. Its instrumentation consists in a guitar arpeggio, swirling organ, a simple chord progression, syncopated strings, and orchestra. Lyrically, the song has themes of swinging back and forth between the highs and lows of a toxic love.

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