1. Rihanna — Lift Me Up
Rihanna is finally back! Her comeback single “Lift Me Up” is the soundtrack for the new Black Panther film and was written as an ode to late actor Chadwick Boseman. Those expecting a real party song will be disappointed as “Lift Me Up” seeks much quieter places. The instrumentation is kept very small and intimate, with a distinctive guitar riff and very subtle strings, leaving the focus more than ever on Rihanna’s voice. Her voice is able to unfold like we have never heard her before, which ensures that the song’s purity is engaging. An absolutely unexpected sound for Rihanna, but totally worth the risk.