Rhianna’s ‘Lift Me Up’, a tribute to Chadwick Boseman
Tems, Oscar winner Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna and Ryan Coogler combine on lead single from ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ soundtrack
RIHANNA, THE the global icon, designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and the top-selling digital singles artist of all time – made her highly-anticipated return to the airwaves last week with “Lift Me Up,” the
lead single from the upcoming Black Panther: Wakanda Forever original soundtrack.
“Lift Me Up” – a tribute to the extraordinary life and legacy of Chadwick Boseman, was written by Tems, Oscar winner Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna and Ryan Coogler.
Speaking on what motivated her when she was writing the track 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.”
She added: “Rihanna has been an inspiration to me so hearing her convey this song is a great honor.”
The forthcoming soundtrack Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By, will be available this week.
In Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – one of the most highly anticipated film events of the year – Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.
As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.
Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, king of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.