After her years-long hiatus from music, Rihanna finally makes a powerful return with Lift Me Up, an original soundtrack for the upcoming Marvel movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The release of the song was announced earlier this week after a series of cryptic billboards appeared around New York. Teasers were also being spread across social media which included the forthcoming title appearing on screen.
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According to sources, "Lift Me Up" was written as a tribute to the late Black Panther lead Chadwick Boseman, who passed away due to colon cancer in 2020.
“I wanted to write something that portrays a warm embrace from all the people that I’ve lost in my life," says Tems, co-writer of the music. "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 honour.”
"Lift Me Up" is Rihanna’s first solo single since releasing the album Anti in 2016. Listen to the full track below: