Beyoncé Drops New Single ‘Spirit’ For ‘The Lion King’ Soundtrack

THE LION KING - (L-R) Nala and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. Photo by Kwaku Alston. © 2019 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Disney

Beyoncé, the voice of Nala in Disney’s live-action remake of The Lion King, is producing and curating the album for the film, and just released the new single “Spirit.”

The uplifting track debuted tonight, and is said to be featured during a pivotal scene in the film involving Queen Bey’s character, Nala.

[Listen to the single above]

As for the album, Disney announced today that the full soundtrack titled The Lion King: The Gift, will be released on July 19. It features “global recording artists” and is “steeped in the sounds of Africa,” according to a statement on the studio’s Instagram page.

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Just Announced: "The Lion King: The Gift," a new album of songs featuring global recording artists and steeped in the sounds of Africa, produced and curated by @Beyonce Knowles-Carter, will be released July 19. "Spirit," the single from the album and from the soundtrack for The Lion King, will be available later tonight.

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In addition to Beyoncé, The Lion King stars Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key, John Oliver, Eric André, Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Earl Jones and Alfre Woodard.

Jon Favreau directs. The film arrives in theaters on July 19.

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