Friday, 24 June 2016

Rihanna joins the Star Trek Beyond soundtrack

It appears Rihanna will be contributing to the soundtrack for Star Trek Beyond, and has a single on the way, called Sledgehammer. Here's the cover (via Rihanna Fenty):


No news of a release date yet, but iTunes apparently have this banner up (via FOTP):


This wouldn't be the first time a pit of pop has found it's way into nuTrek. Of course Beastie Boys music has appeared in both of the films in the series so far, and Into Darkness also had a nightclub scene which featured several different versions of a track performed by various artists (different groups for different markets around the world, see previous report for a look at some of those).

Meanwhile Rihanna appears to have trekkie credentials - Just recently she launched a new range of Dior sunglasses, which according to WWD were inspired by Geordi La Forge's visor!
La Forge from “Star Trek” as her inspiration for the frames. “I’ve always been obsessed with his eyewear, and when I got to Dior and saw all the materials I could play with, it all just came together.



Details of the orchestral soundtrack have also been announced recently, see my previous report for a track listing and samples. Star Trek Beyond and the accompanying soundtrack release will be arriving around the world from the end of July. To keep track of all the latest information on the film, visit my Star Trek Beyond guide page.



3 comments:

Alan Whelan said...

Oh this just sounds like a massive mistake, these Nu Trek movies have struggled to bring mainstream Trek fans on-board, this song could do more harm than good. Her image alone is not something that meshes with Trek and her brand of music wouldn't fit with our tastes. Not a Nu Trek basher by the way.

Alan Whelan said...

Oh this just sounds like a massive mistake, these Nu Trek movies have struggled to bring mainstream Trek fans on-board, this song could do more harm than good. Her image alone is not something that meshes with Trek and her brand of music wouldn't fit with our tastes. Not a Nu Trek basher by the way.

Fox said...

I don't know about that. NuTrek has worked very hard to integrate various things that don't mesh well with Trek, in a rather shameless attempt to appeal to younger audiences. And while I doubt the merit of such an approach, I don't really see incorporating more pop music as hurting it.