Rihanna has officially made her return to music courtesy of Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” with “Life Me Up”, a touching tribute to Chadwick Boseman.
It’s been six years since we had a solo Rihanna track grace our ears and the songstress’ starving Navy has been in a tizzy. It’s understandable why our good sister didn’t have time to hit a studio considering that her Fenty ventures have secured her generational wealth and propelled her to billionaire status. Additionally, she’s busy being a new mom to the baby boy she welcomed with A$AP Rocky.
Luckily for us, the wait is over and Rihanna’s officially returned, thanks to “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
Rihanna Releases “Lift Me Up” From The” Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” Soundtrack
After rumors surfaced that Rihanna would be working on music for the Marvel movie’s soundtrack, eyebrows were collectively raised. New music from the songstress sounded far-fetched considering that numerous unfounded rumors circulated about her return. Once Rihanna touched “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s” purple carpet, however, it confirmed that we all survived the Rihanna music drought.
“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,” said Tems about the track. “Rihanna has been an inspiration to me so hearing her convey this song is a great honor.”
You can listen to Rihanna’s new track “Lift Me Up” below.