Rihanna has revealed the release date of a new song after a long hiatus. She wrote on Instagram that the song is called "Lift Me Up" and that it will be available to listen to from October 28.
She recorded this single for the film "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" directed by Ryan Coogler, which will begin showing in theaters across the United States next month.
Rihanna is expected to release another single for the said film. However, the details are not known at this time.
Fans on social media have been overjoyed by the announcement.
“We are in tears ???,” “Welcome back, queen!
??” and “LET’S GOOOOOO!!!!!! ??????”. The singer released her last album "Anti" in 2016, after which she decided to take a break from recording songs and devoted herself to working on a makeup and underwear collection.
At the end of last month, the NFL announced that this singer will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl in 2023. As a reminder, rapper ASAP Rocky and Rihanna became parents of a boy in May, whose name they have not yet revealed.
Rihanna declined the opportunity to headline the halftime show in 2019 to show her support for Colin Kaepernick in the wake of the protests. “Absolutely. I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people,” Rihanna told Vogue magazine at the time.
New music soon?
There was a rumor that Rihanna is working on her ninth studio album, which was expected to debut in 2020. As the singer explained once in an interview with Allure, RiRi is so focused on the music she is going to release in the near future that she feels like she came from out of this world.
“Rih is in a different place right now,” the star said. “Like, wow. She’s from a different world”. According to Williams, Rihanna might be from Venus. “I‘m willing to bet, because Venus is gaseous, that if they had a telescope that could zoom through all that s---, you’d see Rih laying there na*ed”.