By Laura Fox For Mailonline
Published: 00:34 BST, 5 June 2019 | Updated: 00:34 BST, 5 June 2019
Rihanna has reportedly rented an island in Essex to record her new album.
A source told The Mirror that the songstress, 31, has splashed out on a lavish studio on the Osea Island, which is owned by music producer Nigel Frieda.
It comes after Rihanna stunned fans with the news that she had been secretly living in London for a year and said she was enjoying the relative anonymity that came with living in the city.
Big move: Rihanna, 31, has reportedly rented an island off the coast of Essex to record her new album, after stunning fans with the news that she has been secretly living in London for a year
The source said: 'Rihanna has invited family to spend time with her while she works. She's had a few stints in the studio since her last album, but she's been really focused on her makeup, clothing and lingerie lines.
'But since she moved to London, she has had friends and family staying with her so she can work at her own pace, surrounded by the people she loves.'
Osea Island is home to the Miloco Studios, which had been long been used as a private space for musicians to work on their craft, and is its