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Rihanna's New Single, "Sledgehammer," Featured on New 'Star Trek Beyond' Trailer

by Jonnalyn   Jun 28, 2016 17:38 PM EDT

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The new trailer for Star Trek Beyond dropped on Monday featuring the new song by Rihanna called "Sledgehammer."

Rihanna's latest single was written by Sia and is now available on TIDAL and iTunes. It was on Spotify, but Entertainment Weekly reported it was later removed.

"I'm bracing for the pain and I am letting go," Rihanna dramatically sang as the trailer played.

"I'm using all my strength to get out of this hole/ I hit a wall, I thought that I would hurt myself/ Oh I was sure, your words would leave me unconscious/ And on the floor I'd be lying cold, lifeless/ But I hit a wall, I hit 'em all, watch the fall," "Sledgehammer" continued.

The "Sledgehammer" chorus that perfectly defines the movie goes on to say, "You're just another brick and I'm a sledgehammer," showcasing where the song's title comes from.


Moreover, Rihanna also shared her gratitude to her Instagram followers for being part of the critically-acclaimed sci-fi film.

The 28-year-old star posted her album art featuring her hidden warrior personality with tribal makeup and by wearing gold chokers. "As a Star Trek fan, I am honored to have the theme song for the new @StarTrekMovie!" she captioned the snap.

The introduction of "Sledgehammer" came more than a week after the Star Trek Beyond actor, Anton Yelchin, died in a fatal car accident on June 19, as per Daily Mail.

Zoe Saldana, who portrayed Nyota Uhara in the 13th installment of the movie series, gave a touching tribute to the late star by sharing Rihanna's video of "Sledgehammer."

"Thank you @badgalriri, for a beautiful song during one of the most difficult times for our StarTrek family. We know Anton would be proud," the 38-year-old actress captioned the short clip.

Zachary Quinto, on the other hand, who took the role of the iconic Spock, thanked Rihanna for helping them to deal with Yelchin's unexpected death. Sharing the same clip on Instagram, he wrote: "after such an unimaginably sad week for our star trek family - @badgalriri brings some light into the darkness."

In the Star Trek Beyond trailer, Yelchin, who also starred in the 2009 and 2013 movies for the franchise, was seen carefully following Chris Pine from behind.

Star Trek Beyond is set to be released on July 22. It also stars Simon Pegg, John Cho, Karl Urban, Idris Elba and was directed by Justin Lin.

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