23-time Grammy Award–winning global superstar Beyoncé has released the Spirit music video, which you can watch below. The new original song is part of The Lion King: The Gift album, a musical ode to the classic story of Disney’s The Lion King feature film. Executive produced by Beyoncé, The Lion King: The Gift album is set for release on July 19.
The powerful track appears in the film, during a pivotal scene with Beyoncé’s character, Nala, and appears on the Walt Disney Records original motion picture soundtrack and on The Lion King: The Gift album from Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records. The song was written for the film by IIya Salmanzadeh, Timothy McKenzie and Beyoncé and is produced by Beyoncé and IIya and Labrinth.
With The Lion King: The Gift album, Beyoncé curated a masterful recording, a robust soundscape bringing together some of her favorite artists with the most talented and important African artists of the day to both pay tribute to the iconic film and bring the authentic sounds of African music to the world.
The Lion King: The Gift, with new recordings by Beyoncé, features a beautiful, multi-genre symphony, steeped in African influences from various corners of the Continent, with unexpected collaborations, pulsating rhythms and crisp production that celebrate the African diaspora. This love letter to Africa highlights the setting of the film, rooted in African culture and wondrous narratives.
The Lion King original motion picture soundtrack is produced by Hans Zimmer and Jon Favreau.