Beyonce has an established flair for surprises and she sprung an almighty one on the masses tonight with the announcement of a ‘Lion King’ companion album.
Christened ‘The Lion King: The Gift,’ the multi-artist LP will feature all new music from Queen Bey who curated and executive produced the project.
But that’s not all. Because ahead of its July 19th arrival, the star has premiered new song ‘Spirit.’
Written and produced by Bey alongside IIya and Labrinth, the soaring number not only appears on ‘The Gift’ but also on the official soundtrack for the movie. It’s touted as playing at a pivoting point for Nala in the film.
What are you waiting for? Listen to ‘Sprit’
From the vocal performance (!) to the infusion of African sonics, this is a rousing triumph of a track.
‘The Lion King: The Gift,’ which Beyonce describes as “sonic cinema” and a love letter to Africa, lands via Parkwood/Columbia on July 19th – the same day ‘The Lion King’ hits theaters worldwide.