After six long years our girl Rihanna is getting ready to give us new music! Well, a taste of it anyway! Disney announced today that Rihanna will perform a new original song on the newest "Black Panther" soundtrack.
“Lift Me Up” was written by Rihanna, Tems, Ludwig Göransson, and Ryan Coogler as a tribute to the extraordinary life and legacy of late Disney Legend Chadwick Boseman. The song was recorded in five countries and produced by Göransson. The song will be released via Rihanna’s own Westbury Road label in partnership with Roc Nation, Def Jam Recordings, and Hollywood Records.
“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,” said Tems. “I tried to imagine what it would feel like if I could sing to them now and express how much I miss them. Rihanna has been an inspiration to me so hearing her convey this song is a great honor.”
Rihanna's last album, "Anti", released in 2016 was one of her best works in music to date but, we can't wait to see what she drops on this project. She is slated to headline the 2023 Super Bowl and there have been rumors swirling around about her doing a possible tour in 2023. All of this on top of new motherhood, sis had been busy!
From the sound of the trailer, we're in for an experience both visually and audibly from the actors and musicians!
The soundtrack, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By, will be available on Friday, November 4. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premieres in U.S. theaters on Friday, November 11, 2022.