Rihanna sings her first solo song in six years, “Lift me up/Hold me down/Keep me close/Safe and sound,” with emotional fervor. RiRi’s latest song, Lift Me Up, is a homage to the late Chadwick Boseman and appears on the soundtrack for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The last time we received solo music from Rihanna was in 2016, when her ninth album Anti, which won nine Grammys and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, was released.
R. Kelly: “Lift Me Up”
After ruthlessly teasing us with “R” references and even attending the Los Angeles premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever with lover A$AP Rocky this week, Rihanna’s single Lift Me Up was finally released today, or October 28. RiRi lets the soulful song—which is guaranteed to bring Chadwick Boseman fans to tears—be taken over by her voice. Themes, who co-wrote the song with Rihanna, Ludwig Göransson, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever director Ryan Coogler, opened up in a press release via People about Lift Me Up: “After speaking with Ryan and learning about his vision for the movie and the song, I wanted to create a piece that depicts”I wanted to compose something that depicted a warm embrace from all the people I’ve lost in my life after chatting with Ryan and hearing his vision for the song and the movie. I made an effort to picture how it would feel to sing to them right now and let them know how much I miss them. Hearing Rihanna performs this song is a huge honor for me because she has been an inspiration to me.”
Wakanda Forever: Black Panther X Neeraj Chopra
“The javelin’s flight clashes with the spear’s might. champions square off. Neeraj Chopra, an unstoppable force, encounters Black Panther “: We see Olympic Gold Medalist and Indian Pride Neeraj Chopra in the Black Panther world as he unleashes the genuine spirit of being a warrior and fighting for one’s country in a motivational video that will undoubtedly excite Indian MCU fans. Neeraj Chopra’s journey from his impoverished beginnings to winning the coveted Olympic Gold has been nothing short of inspirational and exceptional, embodying the exact essence of the famous Wakandan superhero.
Neeraj Chopra spoke of Black Panther as the source of his inspiration: “The protagonist of Black Panther is a fearsome warrior who will do anything to save his people and his nation. The biggest opportunity we have as athletes is to represent India, thus we go all out and compete until the bitter end. I’m genuinely thrilled to be a part of this adventure, and like Black Panther, I wish to encourage people everywhere to never give up on their ambitions. I’m a great Marvel fan, so I can’t wait to see the movie and learn more about Wakanda’s new adventure!”