Beyoncé just released the powerful new single “Spirit” for The Lion King soundtrack.
The track debuted late Tuesday night to coincide with the film’s world premiere in Hollywood.
The single is said to be featured during a pivotal scene in the live-action remake involving Beyoncé’s character, Nala.
Earlier in the day, Disney announced the full soundtrack titled The Lion King: The Gift, will be released on July 19. It will be produced and curated by Beyoncé, and 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 Beyoncé 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. Link in bio.
The Lion King also 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.