As promised, Rihanna unveiled her song for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever , titled Lift Me Up .
The song was written by Tems , Ludwig Göransson , Rihanna and Ryan Coogler to pay homage to the late Chadwick Boseman , who passed away in 2020. Tems said:
After talking to Ryan and hearing his direction for the movie and the song, I wanted to write something that conveyed the warm embrace of all the people I have lost in my life. I tried to imagine what it would be like if I could sing for them right now, and express how much I miss them. Rihanna was an inspiration to me, so hearing her sing this song was a great honor.
Rihanna has been missing from the scene for a while . Her latest studio album, Anti , dates back to 2017, while her latest single was 2020’s Believe It , along with PartyNextDoor . For the last solo single, however, we have to go back to 2017.
I remind you that we recently saw an extended commercial , the posters of the characters and the first clip of the film, which will be released in theaters on November 9th .
You can listen to Lift Me Up below. There is also a taste of the video clip, not yet available in full.
Lift Me Up by Rihanna
— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 28, 2022
The official synopsis
In Marvel Studios Black Panther: Wakanda Forever , Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba), fight for protect their nation from encroaching world powers after King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans try to understand the next chapter of their story, the heroes must come together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path to the kingdom of the Wakanda. The film features Tenoch Huerta in the role of Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, and is also played by Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.
The cast will return Danai Gurira ( Okoye ), Lupita Nyong’o ( Nakia ), Florence Kasumba ( Ayo ), Letitia Wright ( Shuri ), Angela Bassett ( Regina Ramonda ), Winston Duke ( M’Baku ) and Martin Freeman ( Everett Ross ) . There will also be Tenoch Huerta ( Namor ), Michaela Coel ( Aneka ), Lake Bell , Mabel Cadena ( Namora ),Alex Livinalli ( Attuma ) and Kamaru Usman . Additionally, Dominique Thorne will debut as Riri Williams / Ironheart .
As in the first film, the screenplay was written by Joe Robert Cole ( American Crime Story ) and Ryan Coogler ( Fruitvale Station , Creed ), who directs the film.