Beyoncé roars to the occasion with her new album The Lion King: The Gift. The release of the album, featuring A-list collaborations, coincides with the live-action remake of The Lion King, which is in theaters worldwide.
Beyoncé, who plays adult Nala in the remake, executive produced the work that features songs inspired by the film, including her powerful solo “Spirit.” Easily one of the finest cultural moments in her career, the global entertainer doesn’t delight in her roots alone.
In her “love letter to Africa,” Beyoncé recruits admired international acts from the various genres like JAY-Z, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Tierra Whack, Tiwa Savage, Burna Boy, 070 Shake, WizKid and more.
Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter also brings the heat on “Brown Skin Girl.”
“A lot of the drums, the chants, all of these incredible new sounds, mixed with some of the producers from America, we’ve kinda created our own genre,” Beyoncé told Robin Roberts in a rare Good Morning America interview. “I feel like the soundtrack, it becomes visual in your mind. It’s a soundscape. It’s more than just the music because each song tells the story of the film.”
The Lion King: The Gift follows the arrival of the actual original motion picture soundtrack.
Stream The Lion King: The Gift below.