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Rihanna looks ethereal in sultry new video for comeback single Lift Me Up

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Rihanna looks ethereal in sultry new video for comeback single Lift Me Up

Rihanna looked ethereal in the music video for new single, Lift Me Up on Wednesday – after the star delighted fans with her first single release in six years.

The video for the track from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack shows the Umbrella singer, 34. standing on the beach in a white dress at sunset as she hums the melody near a bonfire.

The soaring melody, large piano chords, and plucked string instruments create an emotional ambiance as a tribute to the late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman. 

Wow: Rihanna looked ethereal in the music video for new single, Lift Me Up on Wednesday - after the star delighted fans with her first single release in six years

Wow: Rihanna looked ethereal in the music video for new single, Lift Me Up on Wednesday – after the star delighted fans with her first single release in six years 

The star sports wavy tresses and  a flowing white dress as she walks down the beach, before taking a quiet moment by the bonfire. 

The song has the lyrics ‘Lift me up, hold me down, keep me close, safe and sound’  

Boseman died in 2020 at age 43 following a private battle with colon cancer. 

The highly-anticipated Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever hits theaters November 11, and the poster for the film is flashed on the screen at the end of the video.

The tune is already a hit with her faithful fan base, known as Rihanna’s Navy. 

Radiant: The video for the track from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack shows the Umbrella singer, 34. standing on the beach in a white dress at sunset as she hums the melody near a bonfire

Radiant: The video for the track from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack shows the Umbrella singer, 34. standing on the beach in a white dress at sunset as she hums the melody near a bonfire 

Emotional tribute: Rihanna hums the melody near a bonfire in the video

Emotional tribute: Rihanna hums the melody near a bonfire in the video

Coming soon: The upcoming film is expected to make a whopping $175M during its box office debut in two weeks

Coming soon: The upcoming film is expected to make a whopping $175M during its box office debut in two weeks

New: Riri is on the beach at sunset as the logo for Lift Me Up for the highly-anticipated Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever is flashed

New: Riri is on the beach at sunset as the logo for Lift Me Up for the highly-anticipated Black Panther sequel Wakanda Forever is flashed

A tribute: The song is an emotional tribute to the late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman

A tribute: The song is an emotional tribute to the late Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman

Fans eagerly took to social media minutes after the release to gush over the ‘beautiful’ song as well as to praise Rihanna’s flawless vocals.

The upcoming Black Panther film is expected to make  USD$175M during its box office debut in two weeks.

Rihanna hasn’t released an album since Anti came out in 2016. 

The entrepreneur’s return to the airwaves comes less than a month after she confirmed she will perform during the 2023 Super Bowl half-time show. 

Powerful song: The song has the lyrics 'Lift me up, hold me down, keep me close, safe and sound'

Powerful song: The song has the lyrics ‘Lift me up, hold me down, keep me close, safe and sound’

Stunning: Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri in the film, looks on during an emotional scene

Stunning: Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri in the film, looks on during an emotional scene 

Brave: In explaining her decision to not perform at the Super Bowl at the time, the Grammy winner told Vogue, ' I couldn¿t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people'

Brave: In explaining her decision to not perform at the Super Bowl at the time, the Grammy winner told Vogue, ‘ I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people’

Earlier this week, Rihanna showed off her incredible postpartum figure in a figure-hugging sequined gown while attending the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere with her boyfriend A$AP Rocky on Wednesday evening.

Just days after announcing the long-awaited music comeback, the nine-time Grammy winner and her baby daddy, both 34, coordinated outfits on their latest date night. 

The duo, who welcomed a baby boy, whose name is yet to be revealed, on May 13 in Los Angeles, posed for photos with their arms lovingly wrapped around each other.

Happy couple: As she flaunted her enviable curves on the purple carpet, the F**kin' Problems rapper cut a stylish figure in an oversized light grey jacket and coordinating pants

Date night: Rihanna showed off her incredible postpartum figure in a figure-hugging sequined gown while attending the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever premiere with her boyfriend A$AP Rocky on Wednesday evening

News that Rihanna was dating longtime friend A$AP broke in January 2020 following her split from Hassan Jameel, whom she dated for almost three years.

Rihanna and A$AP were also romantically linked in 2013 for a brief period when she appeared in his music video for Fashion Killa.

In January of this year she revealed she was pregnant when she stepped out with Rocky in Harlem, NYC, where he grew up.

The star will have a lot to juggle now that she is a mom. She has her singing career, her makeup line and her lingerie brand.

She said: ‘Balance is one of my biggest challenges and always has been. And now there’s another human being coming into play, it changes what that means again.

‘Still, I have businesses that aren’t going to run themselves. My mom handled the three of us with not even close to the amount of resources that I have, so I can absolutely do it.’

‘Lift Me Up’ by Rihanna lyrics

[Chorus]

Lift me up

Hold me down

Keep me close

Safe and sound

[Verse 1]

Burning in a hopeless dream

Hold me when you go to sleep

Keep me in the warmth of your love

When you depart, keep me safe

Safe and sound

[Chorus]

Lift me up

Hold me down

Keep me close

Safe and sound

[Verse 2]

Drowning in an endless sea

Take some time and stay with me

Keep me in the strength of your arms

Keep me safe

Safe and sound

[Chorus]

Lift me up

Hold me down

Keep me safe

Safe and sound

[Verse 3]

Burning in a hopeless dream

Hold me when you go to sleep

Keep me safe

We need light, we need love

[Chorus]

(Lift me up) Lift me up in your arms

(Hold me down) I need love, I need love, I need love

(Keep me close) Hold me, hold me

(Safe and sound) Hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me

(Lift me up) Hold me, hold me, hold me, hold me

(Hold me down) Hold me, hold me

(Keep me safe) We need light, we need love

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