Rihanna hasn’t released any new music in a while, but when did she last give her fans something to listen to?
Following weeks of whispers, the singer revealed the happy news through Instagram on Wednesday. She had agreed to contribute her voice to the soundtrack for the Marvel movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
She teased the Lift Me Up music teaser, which can be heard below. Since the Barbadian artist hasn’t put out new music in a while, fans are over the moon.
When Did Rihanna Last Release Music?
Since her last musical offering, more than 2.5 years have passed. She was a featured performer on PartyNextDoor’s tune, Believe It.
The track was released on March 27, 2020.
Since the release of her 2016 studio album Anti, Anti, fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of a new album from the singer.
In 2017, Rihanna also made appearances in songs by other musicians, such as Loyalty by Kendrick Lamar, Selfish by Future, DJ Khaled’s Wild Thoughts, and Lemon by N.E.R.D.
Singer Shares Lift Me Up Teaser
On Wednesday, Rihanna posted a teaser for her brand-new song, Lift Me Up, on Instagram. In the brief clip, the letter “R” is displayed in silver while the singer hums in the background.
The track’s end has the date 10.28.22, indicating that it will be made available on Friday of this week.
By posting the same teaser on their official Twitter account, Marvel Studios confirmed the same. The song’s release date has not yet been made public.
According to reports, the brand-new song is a remembrance of Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, who tragically passed away from cancer in 2020.
‘Rihanna Is Back’ Starts Trending
Twitter’s newest trend is “Rihanna is back,” as fans rejoice over the singer’s return following a protracted absence.
However, some are still waiting for the singer to reveal the title of her upcoming album; as of this writing, she has been mute on the subject.
“The World is healing, Queen Rihanna is back,” one person tweeted.
“Music befitting a National Hero. Another person added, “Queen RiRi is back.
One supporter who was anticipating a new album from RiRi’s said: “Oh. Instead of a new album, Rihanna’s latest song is for a soundtrack. Disappointing.”
“I’m hoping Rihanna releases a new album. Her new single AND a Super Bowl performance? Don’t play with me, please,” one person tweeted.