Update: Rihanna Talks Her Love of ‘Star Trek’; Inspiration for ‘Sledgehammer’

Paramount recently released Star Trek Beyond’s third trailer, backed with a new track from Rihanna entitled Sledgehammer. The song and the trailer have garnered plenty of buzz, and now the singer has opened up about the collaboration. In a featurette on the studio’s YouTube account, Rihanna talks her love of the franchise and what she hoped to achieve with Sledgehammer.

Perhaps most endearing is Rihanna’s explanation behind the song’s tone. She goes into how the music melds a number of emotions together for one impactful track. While she, unfortunately, doesn’t delve into too much detail, the featurette still provides interesting insight. The video can be viewed below.

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Star Trek Beyond, the highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In Beyond, the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.”

Star Trek Beyond opens in theaters this summer on July 22.

Here is the official video for Rihanna’s latest song ‘Sledgehammer’.

Image and Source: Paramount Pictures

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