The video for Rihanna’s powerful new single “Sledgehammer,” written for Star Trek Beyond, will debut exclusively in IMAX theaters on Thursday, June 30. “Sledgehammer” marks the first music video shot entirely with IMAX cameras.
Rihanna teased a clip, which channels a sci-fi universe appropriate for Star Trek, on Twitter Wednesday. In the snippet, Rihanna stands on a rocky planet using her hands to manipulate the rocks around her and conjure wispy purple light. According to Rih’s tweet, after the IMAX debut, fans will be able to watch the video on Tidal and VEVO at 10 a.m.
In an additional featurette, Rihanna, wearing a Star Trek shirt, reveals that she was a big Star Trek fan. “Star Trek has been a part of my life since I was a little girl,” she says. “It just took me one episode to fall in love with this other world that I couldn’t understand but I felt I could relate to… You always felt emotionally connected to the characters… I was very very honored to be a part of this film.”
The song first premiered in the final trailer for Star Trek Beyond, and is now streaming on Spotify and is available for purchase on iTunes. The track is penned by Sia, and has her trademark emotional lyrics pegged to an inspirational hook, in this case: “You’re just another brick and I’m a sledgehammer.”
Star Trek Beyond is out in theaters July 22.