“Pray For Me” is one of the songs on the soundtrack to the upcoming “Black Panther” movie. The Weeknd and Lamar previously worked together on “Sidewalks” from 2016's Starboy album. Kendrick, who served as a curator for film's music selection, regroups with The Weeknd on "Pray."
The Weeknd and Lamar penned “Pray for Me” with producers Frank Dukes and Doc McKinney. Keeping in line with the strong African influence in “Black Panther,” both acts are backed by tribal beats and battle cries. The Weeknd and Kendrick come through to save the day no matter what the cost. “I’m always ready for a war again,” Weeknd sings. Lamar takes it next level on his verse. “It’s all prophecy and if I gotta be sacrificed for the greater good then that’s what it gotta be,” he adds. The two roll selflessness and swagger seamlessly into a barreling banger.
“Pray for Me” is now available on iTunes and Apple Music. “Black Panther” opens in theaters on Feb. 16.