Just days before Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is set to debut in theaters, the star-studded soundtrack for the Marvel sequel has arrived. The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack contains 19 tracks, led by Rihanna’s first new track in six years “Lift Me Up,” which dropped last week. Other featured artists from various genres including Rihanna, Burna Boy, Tems, Fireboy DML, Stormzy, Snow Tha Product, E-40, Tobe Nwigwe, Fat Nwigwe, CKay and many more.
Director Ryan Coogler, composer Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis (chief creative officer at Def Jam), and Dave Jordan produced the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack album. Göransson said in a statement: “Ryan and I talked about the importance of creating an immersive journey of sound and voice. If we used a song in the film, we wanted it to be the entire song, and to be connected to the story. Thematically, we wanted to move the audience from grief to celebration. When you listen to the soundtrack, you can close your eyes and relive the experience of the movie. That was the intention.”
Wakanda Forever is set to arrive in theaters on Friday, Nov. 11. The movie, which will conclude the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Phase Four, arrives four years after the original film was released starring Chadwick Boseman. who died at age 43 following complications from colon cancer.
Take a listen to the soundtrack – here.
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