The second brand-new song from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Soundtrack is Rihanna's "Born Again”

 The 34-year-old singer Rihanna released her brand-new song "Born Again" on Friday along with

the rest of the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack from Marvel. 

Between those tunes and Riri's first two solo songs since her critically acclaimed album, Anti, are cameos from Tems, Future, Burna Boy, PinkPantheress, Stormzy, and other artists. Lift Me Up, the album's initial single, and Born Again, her most recent song, serve as its finale. Similar to Tems' "Lift Me Up," "Born Again" begins as yet another ballad before evolving into a synth-heavy epic. 

The-Dream, James Fauntleroy, who is of course responsible for Riri's 2016 single "James Joint," and Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson all contributed to the song's creation.

The lyrics of the new song are profound, touching on bravery and sorrow. Rihanna sings, "I'd give my heart to this location." "I would sacrifice everything and would never leave. And I'd go through this again simply to see your face. Born again, I'm certain you'd act in the same way. 

Over two years after the passing of Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman, the sequel helmed by Ryan Coogler has yet another poignant element. After the actor passed away in August 2020 after a long battle with colon cancer, the sequel honored his legacy and paid tribute to him. The movie itself did not recast his title character, T'Challa.

Last month's single "Lift Me Up" served as the soundtrack's lead tune as a tribute to Boseman. Rihanna co-wrote the song with Göransson, Coogler, and Tems, who described hearing Rih sing it as a "huge honor." 

Tems said in a statement, "I wanted to compose something that represents a warm embrace from all the individuals that I've lost in my life after chatting with Ryan and hearing his direction for the film and the song. I made an effort to picture how it would feel to sing to them right now and let them know how much I missed them.

Fans of Riri won't have to wait as long for her to perform again after patiently waiting for new music because she will be the featured performer at the Super Bowl Halftime Show in February 2023. When she posted a picture on Instagram in September, it was reported that she would perform at the NFL event the following year. The wording on the picture of Rihanna's hand holding a Wilson Duke football was mysterious, but it wasn't difficult to decipher.


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