Listen to “Sledgehammer,” Rihanna’s New Sia Co-Written Ballad for ‘Star Trek: Beyond’


If you weren’t already excited for the Star Trek sequel, Star Trek: Beyond, a key part of the soundtrack is providing even more incentive to catch the film. Yesterday Rihanna posted a teaser video to her Instagram account for her new song “Sledgehammer,” which was written for the film and features a sultry alien-faced Rihanna and stills of characters from the film. Today, she posted the whole thing.

Sia, who collaborated with Rihanna on “Diamonds” (and whose own This Is Acting had some tracks that had originally been intended for the pop-star, but never ended up on Anti) contributed some of her spectacular songwriting skills to “Sledgehammer.” Their work together has done wonders before and this new song does not fall short.

You can listen to the track here:

Star Trek is set to premiere July 22nd. Watch the new trailer, which likewise features the song, below: