The next release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever it became more exciting. Following the news that Rihanna will appear in the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show, the singer and cosmetics mogul has shared “Lift Me Up,” performed for the Marvel sequel. It’s the first music she’s released since a feature on PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Believe It” in 2020.
Written by Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna and the film’s director. ryan cogler“Lift Me Up” was created as a tribute to Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, who died in 2020 after a private battle with cancer. The ballad was recorded in five different countries, and composer/producer Göransson previously spent a lot of time in Senegal and South Africa to research its Black Panther score.
“After speaking with Ryan and hearing his direction for the film and song, I wanted to write something that represents a warm hug from all the people I have lost in my life. I tried to imagine how I would feel if I could sing to them now and express how much I miss them,” Tems says in a press release. “Rihanna has been an inspiration to me, so to hear her stream this song is such an honor.”
Of course, this isn’t Rihanna’s first brush with a sci-fi blockbuster. She previously contributed the song “Sledgehammer” to the credits of star travel beyond and had a small role as a shape-shifting alien in Valerian and the city of a thousand planets.
the New York Times‘ Kyle Buchanan reported of the premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever that “Lift Me Up” is followed by a second Rihanna track as the credits roll. “Born Again” was produced by The-Dream, and that title might be noteworthy for eagle-eyed Marvel fans.
Like its predecessor, the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever It will be accompanied by both the original score and an album of music inspired by the film. In 2019, Göransson won an Oscar and a Grammy for the Black Panther soundtrack, and “King’s Dead” by Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future and James Blake won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance.
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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever hits theaters November 11.