Rihanna Tributes Chadwick Boseman In New Song “Lift Me Up”

Written by on October 27, 2022

The name for Rihanna’s upcoming reggae-inspired song on the highly anticipated second installation of Black Panther has been revealed. The track “Lift Me Up” will drop on October 28, the singer revealed on Wednesday morning.

On Twitter, she dropped the name and release date, accompanied by a simple audio teaser in which she is heard humming and harmonizing. Just a day before, Marvel released an advertisement for the movie with the slogan “Wakanda Forever,” merging into an R for Rihanna. Fans immediately went crazy at the news that Rihanna is dropping new music almost six years after her last album.

The song is reportedly a tribute to the life of Chadwick Boseman, who played the lead character- Black Panther, in the movie. Boseman passed away in 2020 after a battle with colon cancer. During his cancer treatment, the actor filmed the first movie, and parts of the second movie were also close to completion. Marvel later decided to keep the scenes of the actor and build out the story rather than use a new person as Black Panther.

In the meantime, “Lift Me Up” sees writing credits for Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, and Ryan Coogler.

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