Rihanna has released the official clip for her new single, ‘Lift Me Up,’ offering fans a few new glimpses of the forthcoming movie, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
Most of the video finds Rihanna alone on a beach, wearing a white satin dress with a warm shawl draped over her shoulders as she stands by a bonfire. The scenes look to have been shot overnight, as the singer appears both in the dead of night and watching the sunrise at different points in the video.
Being the lead single to the soundtrack Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – Music From and Inspired By, due out November 4, the ‘Lift Me Up’ video showcases a handful of scenes from the movie.
The first few are shots from what fans are speculating is the funeral ceremony for King T’Challa, which were included in the teaser trailer released by Marvel in July. The video also includes a handful of other scenes from that specific trailer, including Lupita N’yongo as Nakia staring at the ocean.
But “Lift Me Up” also offers a few previously unreleased shots from Wakanda Forever, which hits theaters on November 11. Two separate scenes appear to reveal the moment when Queen Ramonda, played by Angela Bassett, and a teary-eyed Okoye (Danai Gurira) first learn of T’Challa’s death, which has been worked into the film as a way to honor Chadwick Boseman as well.
Check out the video for “Lift Me Up” below: