After high-anticipation, Rihanna has finally released Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s first lead OST from the motion picture. Titled ‘Lift Me Up’, this also marks Rihanna’s first single in six years.
Rihanna – real name Robyn Fenty – didn’t release new music for close to six years until now. Her last full-length studio album, ‘ANTI’, was released in 2016 to wide critical acclaim.
‘Black Panther’s is recognised for having some of the biggest musicians on-board for original music. The first movie, titled just ‘Black Panther’, was known for it’s hard-hiting star-studde motion picture soundtrack as well. It was curated by the legendary Pulitzer-winning Kendrick Lamar and featured guest appeareances from the entire Top Dawg Entertainment roster, Travis Scott, Anderson .Paak, The Weeknd, Future and James Blake among others.
Titled ‘Black Panther: The Album’, the soundtrack reached the top position at the Billboard 200 Chart. The album won Best Original Score at the Academy Awards while ‘King’s Dead’ – the ninth track on the album with features from Future, James Blake and Jay Rock – won Best Rap Performance at the Recording Academy. It was produced by Mike Will Made it.
With Rihanna behind the first single from the sequel, everyone has their eyes on the album.
Listen to ‘Lift Me Up’ by Rihanna here: