Rihanna debuts ‘Sledgehammer’ in new Star Trek trailer

While the news of Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin’s death remains unbearable, the latest installment of the sci-fi film series will soon be out. A new trailer of Star Trek Beyond has emerged and, through it, we can now get a taste of its soundtrack, Rihanna’s Sledgehammer.

The track was written by Sia, and it definitely sounds like something she could easily perform. Rihanna’s voice makes it even more unique, though, giving it that extra epic feeling, just like the one that surrounds this trailer – and probably the entire film.

Meanwhile, Chris Martin – who had collaborated with Rihanna on Princess of China – praised the singer’s vocals last week. In an interview with The Guardian he said, “She is the Frank Sinatra of our generation. She can turn anything into gold with that voice…Rihanna has this thick tone, so it’s very hard to annoy anybody. It’s like a beautifully squeezed tube of toothpaste.”

I’m not sure how that last bit can be a compliment but I guess he only meant it as such…

Star Trek Beyond is due for release on 22 July.

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