Award-winning mega-star Rihanna will be contributing a new song to the STAR TREK BEYOND soundtrack when the film releases this summer, as the news of the upcoming single arrived on the iTunes store last night.
In addition, the cover art (in low resolution) has also made its way to the web, featuring the artist appearing as some kind of alien among the BEYOND teaser poster clouds (via Gaga Daily).
This is actually less of a surprise than it might seem, as Rihanna was one of the many Trek fans to appear on-camera at the May 20 fan event, talking about their love for the franchise (video by TrekNews):
Rihanna is talking about 'Star Trek' pic.twitter.com/THNyZRqcKP
— Ultimate Rihanna (@URihannaFansite) June 24, 2016
This song will most likely appear during the film’s end credits, though we wouldn’t be shocked if Captain Kirk includes Rihanna in his historical music database next to the Beastie Boys.
UPDATE: The new single will arrive Monday, July 27.