Rihanna Returns To Music With Chadwick Boseman Tribute ‘Lift Me Up,’ Her First New Song In 6 Years: Listen
The day that RihannaThe fans who have been waiting have finally arrived. On Friday (October 28), Rihanna, 34, returned to the eagerly anticipated music with the release of “Lift me up“, the lead single from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack. Coming a few weeks after the NFL announced Rihanna as the host of the Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show, “Lift Me Up” marks Rihanna’s first new song in more than six years. The moving and poignant song has a sacred feel to it, inspired by church music with elements of piano and harp.
“Burning in a hopeless dream / Hold me while you sleep / Hold me in the warmth of love / When you’re gone, keep me safe / Safe and sound,” she sings at the beginning of the song. Oscar-produced singing winner Ludwig Goransson. “Lift me up / Hold me down / Hold me close / Safe and sound,” she then sings during the chorus of the down-tempo song.
“Lift Me Up” was written to pay tribute to the “extraordinary life and legacy of Chadwick Boseman” via TemsGoransson, Rihanna and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever manager Ryan Coogler, according to a press release sent out to herald the new song. The song was recorded in five countries and produced by Göransson. “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 love,” said Tems. lost in my life”. “I tried to imagine how it would feel if I could sing to them now and express how much I miss them. Rihanna has been an inspiration to me so it’s a great honor to hear her deliver this song.”
lift me up
– Rihanna (@rihanna) October 26, 2022
Rihanna’s last single as lead artist came in 2016. That year, she released her eighth studio album, Anti and she released “Sledgehammer”, a single for Star Trek Beyond soundtrack. Rih released several promotional singles in 2017 and worked with a few artists over the next year or so. She lent her voice to NERD’s “Yellow Lemon,” Of the future “Selfish,” to DJ Khaled for “Wild Thoughts” (intro Bryson Tiller), and to PartyNextDoor’s Song “Believe It” 2020.
The announcement of “Lift Me Up” kept Rihanna trending on Twitter for hours, as fans were amazed that they had finally received new music. Saying fans want a new album is an understatement. The six-year period between Anti and now marks the longest time Rihanna’s NAVY has spent between albums, as she usually releases a new LP every two years. In some cases, the exaggeration has turned rude. “If one of your mothers asked me about the album again when I was trying to save the world […] … .On the eye,” she said in April 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, her music career took a step back to survive the coronavirus pandemic, her burgeoning fashion and beauty empire, as well as her newborn son. However, during her pregnancy, Rih suggested to fans that the album To be are coming.
“I am looking at my next project completely differently from the way I wanted to do it before. I think this way suits me better, a lot better,” she said Vogue in 2022. “It’s authentic, it’s going to be fun for me, and it’s relieved a lot of pressure.”