Beyoncé Releases 'The Lion King: The Gift' Album Including Some Of The Biggest Names On The Planet

  • Beyoncé Releases 'The Lion King: The Gift' Album Including Some Of The Biggest Names On The Planet
    POSTED Jul 19 2019
    Beyonce at the European Premiere for the Lion King
    Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney

    Beyoncé has blessed us all.

    She's just dropped The Liong King: The Gift, an album that accompanies The Lion King film, which is out now.

    It's a separate thing to the soundtrack, and it's chock full of some of the biggest stars on the planet. Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, husband Jay-Z and more all feature, with daughter Blue Ivy Carter even having a writing credit.

    Co-star Donald Glover also features on the album as musical alter-ego Childish Gambino.

    Beyoncé previously released a taste of the album, premiering the music video for the first single Spirit. It's Bey's first film clip in over a ayear, and it's well worth the wait.

    Speaking about the album, Bey explained, "The soundtrack is a love letter to Africa, and I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa and not just, you know, use some of the sounds and did my interpretation of it. I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa.

    “A lot of the drums, the chants — all of these incredible new sounds mixed with some of the producers from America, we’ve kind of created our own genre. And 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.”

    You can check out the album, and all its huge collaborations, below.

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Beyonce at the European Premiere for the Lion King
Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Disney

Beyoncé has blessed us all.

She's just dropped The Liong King: The Gift, an album that accompanies The Lion King film, which is out now.

It's a separate thing to the soundtrack, and it's chock full of some of the biggest stars on the planet. Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, husband Jay-Z and more all feature, with daughter Blue Ivy Carter even having a writing credit.

Co-star Donald Glover also features on the album as musical alter-ego Childish Gambino.

Beyoncé previously released a taste of the album, premiering the music video for the first single Spirit. It's Bey's first film clip in over a ayear, and it's well worth the wait.

Speaking about the album, Bey explained, "The soundtrack is a love letter to Africa, and I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa and not just, you know, use some of the sounds and did my interpretation of it. I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa.

“A lot of the drums, the chants — all of these incredible new sounds mixed with some of the producers from America, we’ve kind of created our own genre. And 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.”

You can check out the album, and all its huge collaborations, below.

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