Rihanna has announced her first new single in six years.

The singer posted on Twitter, captioning the song as Lift Me Up and the date “10.28.22” along with a 14-second music video for the song.

Lift Me Up will be the lead single from the upcoming album a miracle movie Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

In the clip, the music can be heard building up along with the Barbadian singer’s signature hum as the letter “R” glows in the field of view next to her name and the title of a song written in the Wakandan language spoken in the fictional comic book universe.

The song is scheduled to be released on October 28, two weeks before the film premieres on November 11.

The release of Lift Me Up marks the beginning Rihannabig return to the music industry, culminating in her headlining act Super Bowl LVII, halftime in February.

Nigerian singer Tams, who co-wrote the song with Rihanna, Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson and the film’s director Ryan Coogler, described hearing Rihanna sing the track as a “huge honour”.

Thames said: “After speaking with Ryan and hearing his direction for the film and the song, I wanted to write something that reflected the warm embrace of all the people I’ve lost in my life. I tried to imagine what it would feel like if I could sing to them now and express how much I miss them.”

The song is said to be a tribute to the life of Chadwick Boseman, who played King T’Challa in the first Black Panther film.

Boseman, who was widely praised for his performance in the first film, died of colon cancer in 2020 at the age of 43.

Wakanda Forever focuses on the leaders of a fictional nation who survive the death of their monarch and fight to protect Wakanda from other world powers.

The film stars Angela Bassett, Letitia Wright, Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke and Martin Freeman.