American music singer, Robyn Fenty popularly known as Rihanna, has announced the release of her new single, the first after a six-year hiatus from the music industry.
The Umbrella crooner, who has in the past years focused on her thriving fashion and beauty empire – Fenti, will be releasing “Lift Me Up”, a soundtrack to Marvel movie, ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.’
Rihanna teased a video of the track via her Twitter page on Wednesday, and captioned the post, “Lift me up. 10.28.2022.”
lift me up
— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 26, 2022
Rihanna co-wrote “Lift Me Up” with Nigeria’s Tems; music producer, Ludwig Göransson; and Black Panther’s director, Ryan Coogler, Billboard reports.
The track which will be released on November 4, was written as a tribute to the lead star of the first Black Panther film, Chadwick Boseman, who died in 2020 at the age of 43.
In a press statement, Tems said, “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.
“Rihanna has been an inspiration to me so hearing her convey this song is a great honor.”
Tems had earlier featured on one of the movie’s soundtracks, with her rendition of Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry.”