In the Bible, singing a new song is often a call for worship. In the New Testament, psalms and hymns are common examples. The apostle John looked forward to singing a new song to the Lamb. The apostle also says that there will be a new song that the twenty-four elders and four heavenly creatures will sing. And the 144,000 redeemed people will sing a new song that they can only learn. Throughout the ages, people have written new songs to praise God.
Stevie Nicks recently brought back “For What It’s Worth,” written by Stephen Stills, which appeared on Buffalo Springfield’s album “The Great Escape.” The song is the band’s first solo single since her last studio album, “24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault,” which was released in 2014. The album features new versions of songs from Buffalo Springfield’s demos from 1969 to 1987.
The group’s first three albums were independently released in 1980, and then the band signed with Covenant Records in 1982. Then, in 1984, they signed with Canaan Records, a branch of Word Records. Then, in 1991, they signed with DaySpring Records, and released One Heart at a Time: The Best of NewSong. In 1993, the band teamed up with the Benson Music Group and released All Around the World.
Rihanna’s new song is named Lift Me Up and pays tribute to Chadwick Boseman’s character in the movie “Black Panther.” Rihanna worked on the track with Tems, an African singer from Nigeria, Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Goransson, and the director of the film, Ryan Coogler. The track was released as a teaser Wednesday. In the teaser, the singer can be seen humming over instrumentals.