Rihanna’s ‘Lift Me Up’ Sets Emotional ‘Wakanda Forever’ Tone
First new solo song from Rihanna in six years is out and is moving people.
The soundtrack for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” dropped “Lift Me Up” on Friday. The track has already been a smash among Rihanna’s Navy, her devoted following.
The song, a tribute to the life and legacy of Chadwick Boseman, was written by Nigerian singer-songwriter Tems, Rihanna, top film composer Ludwig Göransson and director Ryan Coogler; it is one of two songs from the film, which premieres in theaters on Nov. 11.
Few other details have been released about the song or the soundtrack album that Rihanna is said to be curated in a manner similar to the way Kendrick Lamar helmed the first film’s album.
On Wednesday, the singer teased the song’s release. According to Twitter, there were more than 70,000 tweets created about the 14-second preview within an hour of her publishing it.
Rihanna Starts The New Single By Humming The Music Before She Sings The Poignant Lyrics.
She sings, “Lift me up, Hold me down, Keep me close, Safe and sound.” “Burning in a dream of no hope/Hold me when you go to sleep/Keep me in the warmth of your love when you go/Keep me safe, safe and sound/Keep me safe, safe and sound”
Additionally, on Friday, Rihanna unveiled a stirring music video for the song that featured images from the film.
As a tribute to the late “Black Panther” actor Chadwick Boseman, Rihanna, Tems, Oscar winner Ludwig Göransson, and director Ryan Coogler wrote the song.
In 2020, Boseman Passed Away At The Age Of 43 After A Personal Fight With Colon Cancer.
Social media has already received a tonne of feedback on the song, including from one user who tweeted, “just finished listening to Rihanna’s potential oscar-winning song boost me up.”
On November 4, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By” will be made available, and a week later the movie will be shown in theatres.
Lift Me Up was written as an ode to Chadwick Boseman, according to a press release from Def Jam and Roc Nation. Tems, a Nigerian singer, wrote the song along with Rihanna, Ryan Coogler, Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Göransson, and many more writers. It was recorded in many different nations.
“I wanted to compose something that depicted a warm embrace from all the individuals that I’ve lost in my life after chatting with Ryan and hearing his vision for the song and the movie. In the press release, Tems stated, “I tried to envision how it would feel if I could sing to them now and explain how much I miss them. “To hear Rihanna perform this song is a huge pleasure because she has been an inspiration to me.”
Rihanna Has Been An Inspiration To Me So Hearing Her Convey This Song Is A Great Honor
The project, which will incorporate Afrobeats, sounds from the African diaspora, and Spanish-language hip-hop to complement the film’s themes, will reportedly feature the Roc Nation star as its lead performer.
In 2018, Kendrick Lamar created the soundtrack for the movie Black Panther, which featured songs by a number of artists on his Top Dawg Entertainment label, including SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Zacari.
Fans have been eager to learn more about the music of the movie as they get ready to travel back to Wakanda on November 11. The strategy appears to be more varied this time.
Tems, Amaarae, and Santa Fe Klan were on Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Prologue, which was released in 2017; the artists that will join Rihanna on the Wakanda Forever soundtrack have not yet been revealed.