BEYONCé DROPS NEW SINGLE ‘SPIRIT’ FROM ‘THE LION KING’

Disney announces Beyonce-produced 'The Lion King: The Gift' album. The album will feature a number of global recording artists and "steeped in the sounds of Africa," according to the announcement on Instagram.

The 23-time Grammy winner has executively produced the album, which will be out on July 19, with a variety of Lion King-inspired songs written by African artists.

'The Lion King: The Gift', will also include a song written and performed by Queen Bey titled “Spirit”, which will also appear on the film’s soundtrack. The track is expected to play during an emotional “Lion King” scene involving Beyonce’s character Nala.

“This is sonic cinema,” said Beyoncé in a statement. “This is a new experience of storytelling. I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film. It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat.” 

She went on, “I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline. Each song was written to reflect the film’s storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery, while listening to a new contemporary interpretation. It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me.” 

Beyoncé, who voices The Lion King character of Nala, is part of a star-studded cast that includes Donald Glover as Simba, Billy Eichner as Timon, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, and James Earl Jones as Mufasa.


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