Rihanna Makes Her Exciting Return to Music With "Lift Me Up"

Appearing on the soundtrack of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.’

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After a long, six-year wait, Rihanna has finally returned to music with her new single “Lift Me Up,” which is set to appear on the soundtrack of the highly-anticipated Marvel film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Clocking in at just a little over three minutes, the track is produced by Ludwig Göransson and was co-written by Tems, Göransson, director Ryan Coogler and Rihanna herself, and was penned as a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman. “Lift Me Up” was recorded in five different countries and is described by Tems as a message she would give to the people she’s lost. “After speaking with Ryan and hearing his direction for the film and the song, I wanted to write something that portrays a warm embrace from all the people that I’ve lost in my life. I tried to imagine what it would feel like if I could sing to them now and express how much I miss them,” she said. “Rihanna has been an inspiration to me so hearing her convey this song is a great honor.”

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will follow the remaining ensemble cast as they continue to protect their world following the death of Boseman’s character, King T’Challa:

“In Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – one of the most highly anticipated film events of the year – Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.”

Stream Rihanna’s “Lift Me Up” on Spotify. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters November 11.

Elsewhere in music, BROCKHAMPTON has announced their final album, The Family.

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