“Lift Me Up,” Rihanna’s first new single as a lead artist since 2016, has been formally announced. It will be featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever film from Marvel.
Together with Tems, producer Ludwig Göransson, and director Ryan Coogler, Rihanna co-wrote the song “Lift Me Up.” The singers created the song “as a tribute to the incredible life and legacy of Chadwick Boseman,” the actor of the first Black Panther movie who passed away in 2020 at the age of 43, according to a press statement.
After chatting with Ryan and learning about his vision for the song and the movie, Tems said in a press release, “I wanted to compose something that represents a warm embrace from all the individuals that I’ve lost in my life. I made an effort to picture how it would feel to sing to them right now and let them know how much I miss them. “Rihanna has been an inspiration to me, so hearing her perform this song is a huge pleasure,” she concluded.
On November 4, the soundtrack for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will be made available. Hollywood Records will release Ludwig Göransson’s original score for the movie the following week, on November 11.
Since the 2016 Star Trek Beyond song “Sledgehammer,” Rihanna hasn’t released a brand-new solo tune until “Lift Me Up.” With Future (“Selfish”), N.E.R.D. (“Lemon”), DJ Khaled(“Wild Thoughts”), Kendrick Lamar (“Loyalty”), and PartyNextDoor (“Believe It”), she has lately worked on music.
She and A$AP Rocky, the child’s father, co-starred in the music video for “D.M.B.” 2016’s Anti is Rihanna’s most recent studio album. Read “How Rihanna Became the Most Stylish Pop Star of Her Generation” on Pitchfork.