[LISTEN] Beyonce's 'Spirit' From 'The Lion King' Soundtrack Album

Brenda Watkins
July 10, 2019

Written by IIya Salmanzadeh, Timothy McKenzie and Beyoncé, the song will be part of a musical ode to the story of "The Lion King" called "The Lion King: The Gift".

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Disney's big budget CGI remake of The Lion King premiered in the USA last night, and while reviews are still embargoed for a few more days, the early reactions are coming in on social media. She also co-wrote the song. "This is a new experience of storytelling". She has been teasing some artwork on her Instagram for the past two weeks, and now she brought some even more exciting news to the forefront. "I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film", she said. "Authenticity and heart were important to me".

Depicting stunning African scenery, the new movie follows the same plot as the original Oscar-winning animation about lion cub Simba, who flees his kingdom after his villainous uncle Scar connives to take his father Mufasa's place as king.

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Now, Beyoncé, who voices Nala, Simba's childhood friend and future love interest, has revealed that not only is she releasing a new song christened 'Spirit', she has also helmed the curation of a soundtrack album, The Gift, that will complement the Hans Zimmer-composed OST.

Beyonce has curated a new album featuring worldwide artists called The Lion King: The Gift. A tweet has deemed The Lion King has "One of the best films of the year".

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