Rihanna’s musical comeback ‘Lift Me Up’ for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever moves netizens to tears

Published 28 Oct, 2022 05:16pm

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The song dropped on Friday and has racked up 1.5 million views on YouTube in seven hours.

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Barbadian singer Rihanna teased a small clip of her song ‘Lift Me Up’ on Thursday for Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever that marks her music comeback after six years of being absent from the field. A day later, the song has arrived and netizens have been moved to tears by her strong vocals.

The song dropped at the same time with five versions — a visualiser with 1.5 million views, lyric video with 228,000 views, audio with 457,000 views, an instrumental with 72,000 views and Wakanda style lyric video with 228,000 views in seven hours. The singer also took to Instagram to share a short clip of what could be the music video that is yet to release.

Some netizens instantly took to Twitter to explain how they felt.

Some people didn’t realise how much they missed Rihanna’s voice until they hit the play button.

Some released streams of tears for ‘Lift Me Up’.

People are sure they’ll be brought to tears when the song plays during the actual film.

One fan said the singer brought “love and joy” to their soul with the song.

Others are just turning the volume up and vibing to it.

Six years ago, Rihanna released ‘Love on the Brain’. ‘Lift Me Up’ marks her much-awaited comeback, one the singer had hinted at at multiple public events, including award shows and Instagram live Q&A sessions.

Marvel’s sequel to 2018’s Black Panther will be available to watch in theatres on November 11 this year.