Grammys 2015
Rihanna attends The 57th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on 8 February 2015 in Los Angeles, CaliforniaGetty

Pop superstar Rihanna has revealed that her next album will be "timeless".

In an interview with MTV, the Diamond hitmaker claimed that the highly-anticipated project, to be unveiled later in 2015, will feature some of her best work yet.

"I've made a lot of songs that are just really, really big songs that just blow up and I wanted to just kind of get back to, well not that they weren't real music, but I just wanted to focus on things that felt real, things that felt soulful, that felt forever," she said.

"I wanted songs that I can perform in 15 years. I want an album that I can perform in 15 years, not any songs that will burn out."

Fans have already been treated to snippets of the Kanye West-produced album. FourFiveSeconds, her acoustic hit featuring West and Paul McCartney, was released in February, a song called Higher was teased on Instagram and her new track American Oxygen is already receiving rave reviews.

Despite giving the world iconic hits such as Umbrella, We Found Love and Rude Boy, the 27-year-old star admits that she feels embarrassed about her older material.

"I find that when I get on stage now, I don't want to perform a lot of my songs because they don't feel like me. So I want to make songs that are timeless."

Riri's eighth album will be the follow-up to 2012's Unapologetic, which spawned hits such as Stay and Pour It Up.

Meanwhile, Chris Brown's ex-girlfriend also touched on making history as the first black campaign star for French fashion label Dior, describing the landmark casting as "meaningful".

"It feels fantastic," she explained. "It is such a big deal for me, for my culture, for a lot of young girls of any colour."