Rihanna’s Firs Solo Release In Six Years Is Co-Written By Tems

Rihanna is back! 

The billionaire singer and mom of one has made a tantalising return to the music scene with a new single titled ‘Life Me Up’. 

The song, which comes six years after Rihanna’s hiatus from music, is the soundtrack to “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”.

Rihanna teased a video of the track via her Twitter and Instagram page on Wednesday, and captioned the post, “Lift me up. 10.28.2022.”


Rihanna co-wrote “Lift Me Up” with Nigeria’s Tems; music producer, Ludwig Göransson; and Black Panther’s director, Ryan Coogler, Billboard reports.

The track which was released on October 28th, was written as a tribute to the lead star of the first Black Panther film, Chadwick Boseman, who died in 2020 at the age of 43.

In a press statement, 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.”

Tems had earlier featured on one of the movie’s soundtracks, with her rendition of Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry.”

Rihanna has not released any project since she dropped her album, Anti, in 2016. Her most recent work is a short chorus on PARTYNEXTDOOR’s Believe it, releases in 2020.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is the much-anticipated sequel to the 2018 Black Panther film and it is set to hit theatres by November 11, 2022,

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