Disney's The Lion King remake has been blessing us in multiple ways and today they've given us the first Beyoncé music video in well over a year.
Spirit - the original song Bey created for her role in the film as Nala - has just been immortalised in video form and it's a visually stunning, affecting clip intercut with some of the most iconic scenes from the new film, as well as a special feature from Blue Ivy.
Bey is ethereal as per usual, singing and dancing among a huge cast of performers in a series of stunning, The Lion King-inspired outdoor locations. Given the song also sounds similar to the original animated film's Circle Of Life, there's a moving quality to this clip that anyone who loved the original film is sure to feel tug at their heartstrings.
What we're trying to say is... we cried a little.
A new video from Bey is a long time coming, too. We haven't seen a proper Bey clip since Lemonade - in the middle, we copped APESHIT by her and Jay-Z as The Carters and her Netflix film Homecoming but that's about it.
Beyoncé is also executive-producing and curating a new album called The Lion King: The Gift, a supplementary album in her catalog which will feature a ton of relatively unknown African voices and musicians.
As Rolling Stone writes, she 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.”