Published Jul 17, 2019Beyoncé has unveiled a video for her recent single "Spirit," which appears on both The Lion King OST and her upcoming companion album The Lion King: The Gift.
The visuals keep in line with Bey's intention of writing a "love letter to Africa," showcasing the continent's landscapes, people and vibrant culture.
Of course, there are also a few scenes from Jon Favreau's live-action remake of The Lion King thrown in, and Beyoncé and JAY-Z's eldest daughter Blue Ivy makes a few appearances.
The video premiered last night (July 16) during an ABC special dubbed The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight with Robin Roberts.
"I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa, and not just use some of the sounds and did my interpretation of it," Beyoncé said in an interview during the TV special.
Watch the stunning video for "Spirit" below.
UPDATE (7/19, 11:50 a.m. EDT): Bey has now unveiled an extended version of the video that also incorporates The Lion King: The Gift track "Bigger." Watch both versions below.
The Lion King is in theatres on July 19, while The Lion King: The Gift also arrives the same day via Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records.