Rihanna releases new single after six years

Rihanna releases new single, 'Lift Me Up', after six years

Rihanna has released her first single, ‘Lift Me Up,’ from ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’. 

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The wait is finally over! 

After six years, Rihanna has finally released new music. The single is called 'Lift Me Up'. 

It features on the 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' soundtrack.

The song was written by Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, and Ryan Coogler as a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman. The actor, who played T'Challa in 'Black Panther', died in August 2020 from colon cancer.

“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,”  Tems told Complex.com

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He added that it was an honour for Rihanna to be a part of the song. 

“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,” he said. 

Rihanna teased the song on her IG. 

Watch the video below:

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