Beyoncé surprises fans with new Lion King inspired single Spirit from the album she produced for the remake

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Beyoncé has dropped a new single called Spirit for The Lion King (Picture: Instagram)

Beyoncé really is feeling the love tonight – shes just released a new single called Spirit written for Disneys remake of The Lion King.

Oh, but wait. Theres more.

The megastar also announced that shes dropping an album she co-produced and curated alongside the films release next Friday – which is separate to the films soundtrack.

The compilation, titled The Lion King: The Gift, will feature new recordings by Queen Bey, including multi-genre symphonies and features from global artists, according to a statement.


Spirit, which Bey co-wrote along with IIya Salmanzadeh and Timothy McKenzie, is an original composition that features on her album as well as the movies soundtrack.

Speaking about her album, the Run The World singer said in a statement: It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers.



Authenticity and heart were important to me.

Yes Bey, and downloading Spirit and listening to it a thousand times is really important to us.

The track, which was released on, features the lyrics: Saying rise up to the light in the sky, yeah. Watch the light lift your heart up. Burn your flame through the night.

Spirit. Watch the heavens open, yeah. Spirit, can you hear it calling?

Were not going to lie, it already sounds like something were going to harmonise badly to in the shower. Sorry, neighbours.

Donald Glover
Donald Glover voices Simba in The Lion King (Picture: WireImage)

Beyoncé, who voices Nala in the Lion King, also sings Can You Feel the Love Tonight? alongside the voice of Simba, Donald Glover.

Meanwhile the films soundtrack, produced by Hans Zimmer, features Sir Elton John as well as Pharell Williams, Seth Rogen who voices Pumbaa, his sidekick Billy Eichner as Timon, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, who plays the villainous Scar.

Billy, meanwhile, has been teasing just how good Bey is ahead of the films release.

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During his appearance on Crooked Medias Keep It podcast, Billy said: Shes definitely in the movie because Ive seen a rough cut.

And Ive heard her sing Can You Feel the Love Tonight? with Donald Glover and Im telling you, its f**king good. That was never my favorite song to be totally honest, Billy contRead More – Source

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