Rihanna to debut new music on ‘Wakanda Forever’ soundtrack



CNN
 — 

We are able to thank the “Black Panther” sequel for Rihanna lastly returning to the world of music.

The “Fenty” founder tweeted Wednesday about her forthcoming single, “Lift Me Up,” which is ready to launch on Friday.

The unique tune will likely be featured on the soundtrack to the brand new Marvel film, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The tune will mark Rihanna’s first new music as a solo artist in six years.

In response to a press launch, the tune was written by Rihanna, fellow artist Tems, Oscar winner Ludwig Göransson and “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler as a tribute to the late “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman.

Boseman died in 2020 at age 43 following a personal battle with colon most cancers.

“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,” Tems stated in an announcement. “Rihanna has been an inspiration to me so hearing her convey this song is a great honor.”

The tune was recorded in 5 international locations and Rihanna shared solely a snippet of it on social media.

Followers have been eagerly awaiting new music from Rihanna since her final album, “Anti,” which dropped in 2016. There had been hypothesis that she would launch one thing new in anticipation of her efficiency because the headliner for the upcoming Superbowl Halftime Present in February.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By” will likely be launched on November 4. The movie hits theaters on November 11.