Rihanna is officially back – well, almost.
The singer will return to our ears on Friday with a new single “Lift Me Up” from the upcoming Marvel sequel Black Panther: Forever Wakanda. The song was written by Tems, Oscar winner Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna and Panther director Ryan Coogler, recorded in five countries and produced by Göransson. Posted “Love on the Brain.” from 12
Rihanna expected to return to music in tribute to the late Blake Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman , he ) died in August 2016 at the age of . The song will be released on the singer’s Westbury Road Records in partnership with Roc Nation/Def Jam Recordings/Hollywood Records. A brief preview of the song appeared on Rihanna’s Instagram Wednesday, her silent hum floating above the string section.
“After talking to Ryan and listening to his direction for the film and song, I wanted to write something to portray the warm embrace of all the people I’ve lost in my life. I tried to imagine What it would be like if I could sing to them right now and express how much I miss them,” Temes said in a statement. “Rihanna has always been an inspiration to me, so it was a great honor to hear her deliver this song.”
Wakanda’s rumored slot soundtrack has been buzzing for weeks, with billboards hinting at Rihanna’s involvement in the project via a mysterious promotion on an electronic billboard in New York, and this week, Movie Trailer Title reset to highlight the “R” in “Forever” above the Friday date.
The “Umbrella” singer didn’t release an album since Anti went offline six years ago, and #1 on Billboard two weeks chart. Although she has teased her next album multiple times since then, no new solo music has appeared since 12 because The new mom mainly focuses on her Fenty Beauty brand. Her long break from live performances is scheduled to end in February. 12, 2020 when she is 2020 SUPER STAGE
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Global Smash Black Panther starring Angela Bassett as Queen Ramonda and Letitia Wright as Shuri, Winston Duke as Mbaku and Danai Gurira as Okoye fight to protect their country from invading forces after the death of King T’Challa (Boseman). The film, also starring Martin Freeman, Lupita Nyong’o and Tenoch Huerta Mejia, opens in theaters in November .
Wakanda Forever by Coogler, Göransson, Archie Davis and Dave Jordan will be on November 4th Release, Göransson’s soundtrack album will be released in November 12 .
Check out the “Life Me Up” teaser below.
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