In a new video, provided to us by Paramount, pop superstar Rihanna talks about what Star Trek means to her and shares her inspiration for the new song “Sledgehammer”.
“Star Trek has been a part of my life, since I was a little girl.” Rihanna recalls. “My dad really is the one who introduced me to Star Trek. It took me one episode to fall in love with this other world that I couldn’t understand but I felt like I could relate to.”
“I was always very curious about the characters and the storylines. You always felt emotionally connected to the characters and what they were going through.” the 28-year-old Barbados-born musician said.
“This is something that’s be a part of me since my childhood. So it wasn’t like doing a song for any random film. I love Star Trek — I would do anything, in terms of music.” she continued.
“This song, it needed to be big and impactful,” she said of “Sledgehammer”, which dropped on Monday with the film’s final trailer.
Check out the entire video with Rihanna below.
Directed by Justin Lin, written by Simon Pegg, Doug Jung, Roberto Orci, John D. Payne and Patrick McCay, Star Trek Beyond stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella. The film is scheduled to hit theaters on July 22 after premiering during San Diego Comic-Con on July 20.