Apparently the rumors are true: Rihanna is back with new music thanks Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Rihanna is releasing two songs for the film, both of which appear at the end of the credits. The first song is called “Lift Me Up” and will be released on Friday morning.
“Lift Me Up” will premiere at midnight ET on the morning of October 28, according to a tweet from Rihanna on Thursday. The song will show up on most major streaming platforms including Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music and Apple Music.
The pop star’s other song for the film is called “Born Again”, but it’s unclear if that song will be released any time soon. This track is the first preview of Black Panther next partfilm’s soundtrack. Accompanying album for the first movie, including songs curated by Kendrick LamarIt turned out to be hugely popular in its own right, with many hits including “All the Stars” which received several Grammy nominations and an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.
The release of this single marks a return to big music for Rihanna, who hasn’t released much since her stellar 2016 album, Against. In 2017, Rihanna announced she was working on another album and a year later said it would be released in 2019. But it’s been five years since her original announcement, and she still hasn’t released an album.
The good news for fans is that the past few months have marked the most promising in years for Rihanna’s new projects. In September, Rihanna announced she would be making headlines for the Super Bowl along with a stadium tour rumored to begin in 2023. Now, with two new songs coming to theaters, the streaming platform online and radio, it looks like Rihanna can finally take the back.