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Come for the new 'Star Trek Beyond' trailer, stay for the new Rihanna song

Come for the new 'Star Trek Beyond' trailer, stay for the new Rihanna song

Rihanna and Sia previously penned a smash-hit tune about glittering objects floating in the infinity of space. So it’s a natural fit that they’d return to collaborating for the new “Star Trek Beyond” film.

Rihanna has released a new single, “Sledgehammer,” from the sci-fi epic’s soundtrack. The song is in a new trailer for the film, out July 22, and it nails the mix of power and gravitas that the best science fiction offers.

The tune is a ballad, with an unconventional piano progression that builds out to a prog-rap monolith. But it also gives...

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