Rihanna‘s long-awaited comeback to music has finally arrived with “Lift Me Up,” the first track from Marvel’s blockbuster sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, and filmmaker Ryan Coogler collaborated on the song as a memorial to Chadwick Boseman. It comes just before the movie’s November 11 release date, so fans are eagerly excited for what’s to. Little is known about the style and sound of “Lift Me Up” as it relates to a potential full-length album other than a short social media tease in which the Savage X Fenty and Fenty Beauty founder hinted to the song’s melodic hum.
Rihanna not only shared the cover art for her next song hours before her release, but she also reposted Marvel’s announcement video. The single’s cover art consists of a black and white headshot of the vocalist, her name, and the title of the track. She hasn’t released new music in six years, but this song will finally change that. Fans last heard music from the singer in 2016, when ANTI came out.
It’s also worth noting that “Sledgehammer” from Star Trek Beyond was the singer’s last solo effort before the release of “Lift Me Up.” She also appeared in “D.M.B.” with A$AP Rocky, the father of her newborn kid, in the accompanying music video earlier this year.
Listen to “Lift Me Up” below.