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. https://smarturl.it/beyoncespirit
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.