It has been officially confirmed that Rihanna would return to music, one week after reports of her doing so first surfaced. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s soundtrack will include the singer’s first single in six years, “Lift Me Up,” which will be released this Friday. The song, which was co-written by Tems, Ludwig Van Göransson, and filmmaker Ryan Coogler, honors the late Chadwick Boseman. Rihanna has been really productive. The star’s second song, “Born Again,” is heard during the credits, according to numerous reviews. According to Kyle Buchanan of the New York Times, that one is produced by the-Dream, and both songs are ballads. Enjoy Rihanna’s first song in tens of thousands of days down below.
lift me up
— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 26, 2022
“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,” Tems said in a statement. “Rihanna has been an inspiration to me, so hearing her convey this song is a great honor.”
The only two characters in the initial tweet that gave us away were a R and the words “October 28, 2022” with the looking-eyes emoji. But Rihanna is undoubtedly the most significant R. After starting a family and numerous businesses, this represents a victorious comeback to music. We waited, and now there is fresh music.