Rihanna’s ‘Lift Me Up’ Cover Revealed – Billboard
Rihanna has once again thrilled the internet. The music superstar/beauty mogul debuted the cover art of her new single ‘Lift Me Up’ on social media, from Marvel’s upcoming sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The movie and the song both arrive on Friday.
“tonight… MIDNIGHT EST”, the singer captioned his post. “#LiftMeUp.”
The song’s arrival was announced on Wednesday, preceded by cryptic billboards around New York and a social media teaser post, which included the film’s next title splashed on screen before highlighting the first “R” in “Forever”.
Under the singer’s social media post, fans are expressing their excitement for Rihanna’s long-awaited return to music.
The song was written as a tribute to the late Panther star Chadwick Boseman, who died in 2020 at age 43. Tems, Oscar winner Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna and Black Panther Director Ryan Coogler wrote all about the track, which will be released on the singer’s Westbury Road label in partnership with Roc Nation/Def Jam Recordings/Hollywood Records.
“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 I’ve lost in my life,” Tems said in a statement. “I tried to imagine what it would be like if I could sing for them now and express how much I miss them. Rihanna has been an inspiration to me, so hearing her pass on this song is a great honor. .”
The ‘Umbrella’ singer hasn’t released an album since it came out Anti six years ago. She spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart with the project, which included three Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits, including No. 1 “Work,” featuring Drake. In July 2017, she reached number two with Bryson Tiller on DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts”. In April 2020, she recorded #23 with “Believe It” alongside PARTYNEXTDOOR. RiRi is also set to return to the stage on February 12, 2023, where she will take the stage for the Super Bowl halftime show.
The wakanda forever The soundtrack – produced by Coogler, Göransson, Archie Davis and Dave Jordan – will be released next Friday.