Rihanna releases ‘Lift Me Up’ from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever as tribute to late Chadwick Boseman
The song is titled ‘Lift Me Up’ and while it is a special tribute to Chadwick Boseman, it also marks Rihanna’s comeback after she became a mother in May 2022.
New Delhi: Rihanna’s much-awaited single from MCU’s ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ has been released. The song was released on October 28, a day after the film had a grand premiere in Hollywood. The song is titled ‘Lift Me Up’ and while it is a special tribute to Chadwick Boseman, it also marks Rihanna’s comeback after she became a mother in May 2022.
The song is penned by Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna and the director of the film Ryan Coogler. ‘Lift Me Up’ is a tribute to Boseman who played the role of Black Panther and passed away due to cancer. The sombre ballad style of the song has caught the attention and is being appreciated by the fans. ‘Lift Me Up’ follows the prequel’s hit track ‘All the Stars’ by Kendrick Lamar and SZA.
The song also marks Rihanna’s first original song since 2016. There were rumours about the singer being involved with the upcoming MCU venture and her presence at the premiere confirmed it. While the fans are up for a classic yet unique superhero film experience, the song came in as one of the highlights.
While Boseman will not be there acting in the film, the movie revolves around his character and the trailer also showed the people of Wakanda mourning the death of their king T’Challa. The trailer also had a background score of ‘No Woman No Cry’ which made a lot of buzz among the fans. The film stars Lupita Nyong’o, Letitia Wright, Dominique Thorne, Danai Gurira, Winston Duke, Florence Kasumba, Michaela Coel, Martin Freeman, Tenoch Huerta and Angela Bassett. The background score of the film is composed by Göransson, who won the Oscar for the prequel.