- Rihanna announced in March 2021 that a much-anticipated new single would be released soon.
- In response to a fan's question about new music, the singer stepped into the comments area of an Instagram post honouring her musical accomplishments over the years.
Rihanna fans have been waiting for what feels like an eternity for some new songs, but don't sweat she's finally back!
This is after unleashing her double-platinum eighth album in 2016.
It had hits like 'Needed Me' and 'Love On The Brain'.
Rihanna has dominated the charts worldwide.
Up until October, Bad Gal Riri had been dominating the fashion and beauty world, but she has now made a solo comeback with the song "Lift Me Up," which she took from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever album.
In her May Vogue cover interview, Rihanna said she's looking at her new album completely differently from the way she had wanted to put it out before.
“This approach seems to fit me much better, in my opinion. It's real, it'll be enjoyable for me, and it relieves a lot of the pressure,” she said.
Rihanna announced in March 2021 that a much-anticipated new single would be released soon.
In response to a fan's question about new music, the singer stepped into the comments area of an Instagram post honouring her musical accomplishments over the years.
In response to a fan's request for her to "celebrate by releasing a song," Rihanna said, "I think I should," before adding, "just 1 though lol."
Rihanna kept her promise and on October 28 she dropped her new single.
Rihanna, director Ryan Coogler, and Nigerian singer-songwriter Tems collaborated on the song "Lift Me Up."
The song will be featured in the November release of Marvel's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Rihanna's participation in the song, according to director Ryan Coogler, was done in memory of the late actor Chadwick Boseman.
Sincerely, he said, “I believe it was Chad." Rihanna was quite clear that she did that for him because "a lot of implausible things had to happen for it to come through.”
The original Black Panther movie featured Boseman as the lead. He died in 2020, four years after being diagnosed with colon cancer.
The song is beautiful and so heartfelt. "Lift me up, hold me down, keep me close, safe and sound. This is the main verse of the song.