Rihanna set to release new music for Black Panther Sequel
October 27, 2022
Rihanna is set to make a comeback with Black Panther sequel. The Bajan billionaire will release new music for the forthcoming Marvel sequel “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
She confirmed the news on Wednesday by releasing teaser audio for the soundtrack’s lead single, “Lift Me Up,” via Twitter.
The song will be released Friday, ahead of the film’s premiere on Nov. 11.
The song which was co-written by Nigerian singer-songwriter Tems, Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Gransson and “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler is a tribute to the late Chad Boseman who died in 2020 after a yearlong battle with cancer.
Speaking on writing the song,Tems said; “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 who 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,”.
“Rihanna has been an inspiration to me, so hearing her convey this song is a great honor,” Tems added.
This will be Rihanna’s first music in six years as a solo artist.
The soundtrack for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” will be available Nov. 4.
I am excited about this and can’t wait to hear RiRi sing. Big ups Tems, thanks for making us proud.