Rihanna Releases “Lift Me Up” Lead Single from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

As teased by Marvel’s official Twitter account yesterday, music superstar Rihanna will indeed be contributing to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever with the lead single “Lift Me Up,” as reported by Variety.

UPDATE – 10/28/2022:

  • Today, Friday, October 28th, Rihanna released her brand new song, “Lift Me Up,” the lead single from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
  • You can watch the music video for “Lift Me Up” below, or stream through your favorite streaming service, including:
    • Spotify
    • Apple Music
    • Amazon Music
    • Pandora
    • YouTube Music
    • iTunes
    • Deezer
    • Tidal
    • Audiomack
    • SoundCloud
  • You can find the song on all of those streaming platforms right here.
  • There’s also an instrumental version of the song included in the release.

Previously – 10/26/2022:

  • “Lift Me Up” was written as a tribute to the life and legacy of Chadwick Boseman by Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna and director Ryan Coogler.
  • The song will be released this Friday, October 28th ahead of the movie, which opens in theaters on November 11th.
  • You can hear a small sample of “Lift Me Up” in the video below:

  • Rihanna’s own Westbury Road label is releasing “Lift Me Up” in partnership with Roc Nation, Def Jam Recordings and Hollywood Records.
  • This single will mark Rihanna’s return to music after her last full-length release, “Anti,” dropped in 2016.
  • You can pre-save “Lift Me Up” on both Spotify and Apple Music.

What They’re Saying:

  • Songwriter Tems said: “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 that I’ve lost in my life. I tried to imagine what it would feel like if I could sing to them now and express how much I miss them. Rihanna has been an inspiration to me so hearing her convey this song is a great honor.”