Video: Beyonce – Spirit

Beyonce - Spirit (Video)

Beyonce - Spirit (Video)

Beyoncé has released the video for “Spirit,” the lead single from the 14-song collection The Lion King: The Gift. The singer also executive produced the project—due out July 19—which is a supplement to the official soundtrack for The Lion King.

The album, to be released on the same day as the movie, is a 14-track accompaniment to the film. The singer curated and produced the album herself, so it’s almost like a bonus Beyoncé album.

In an interview with ABC ahead of the video’s release, she called the album a “love letter to Africa.”

“I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa and not just use some of the sound and did my own interpretation of it. I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa,” she said.

It’s not just talk. In addition to popular American artists like Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino, the album features musicians from Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and South Africa.

Beyoncé voices Nala in the new The Lion King. The cast also includes Donald Glover (as Simba), John Oliver (as Zazu), Eric André (as Azizi, one of the hyenas), Seth Rogen (as Pumbaa), and more. The film hits U.S. theaters on July 19.

LYRICS:

SPIRIT

Verse 1:
Yeah and the wind is talking
Yeah for the very first time
Will the melody that pulls you towards it
Paint in pictures of paradise
Saying

Pre:
Rise up, to the light in the
Sky yeah, watch the light lift your
Heart up, burn your flame through the night
Wooo

Chorus:
Spirit
Watch the heavens open (open) yeah
Spirit
Can you hear it calling (calling) yeah

Verse 2:
Yeah and the waters crashing
Trying to keep your head up high
While you’re trembling
That’s when the magic happens
And the stars gather by
By your side, side yeah

Pre:
Rise up, to the light in the
Sky yeah, let the light lift your
Heart up burn your flame through the night
Woooo

Chorus:
Spirit
Watch the heavens open (open) yeah
Spirit
Can you hear it calling (calling) yeah

Post:
Your destiny is coming close
Stand up and fight
Ohhhh

Bridge:
So go into that far off land
And be one with the great I am
I am boy becomes a man
Wooo

Chorus:
Spirit
Watch the heavens open (open) yeah
Spirit
Can you hear it calling (calling) yeah

Chorus:
Spirit
Watch the heavens open (open) yeah
Spirit
Can you hear it calling (calling) yeah

Your destiny is coming close
Stand up and fight
Ohhhh

So go into that far off land
And be one with the great I am

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