Beyoncé has introduced a brand new album straight outta Satisfaction Rock. A companion piece to Disney’s upcoming live-action remake, it’s known as The Lion King: The Reward and options numerous worldwide artists picked by Queen Bey herself. In anticipation of its July 19th launch, she’s unlocked her personal new anthem titled, “Spirit”.
“That is sonic cinema,” she says of the album in a press release. “This can be a new expertise of storytelling. I wished to do greater than discover a assortment of songs that had been impressed by the movie. It’s a combination of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound. It’s influenced by every thing from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat.”
“Spirit” finds Bey collaborating with Lebo M. and the good Hans Zimmer. In an interview with Fandango, director Jon Favreau defined, “They had been all collaborating together with her and serving to to deliver this new piece of music into a movie the place there’s already a really established musical character to the piece. So it was good of them to have them working together with her to permit the brand new music to really feel organically part of the brand new manufacturing.”
Beyoncé additional elaborated on the album itself: “I wished to place everybody on their very own journey to hyperlink the storyline. Every music was written to replicate the movie’s storytelling that provides the listener an opportunity to think about their very own imagery, whereas listening to a brand new modern interpretation. It was essential that the music was not solely carried out by probably the most fascinating and proficient artists but in addition produced by the perfect African producers. Authenticity and coronary heart had been essential to me.”
Stream the observe beneath. It ought to be famous that The Reward is separate from the movie’s authentic soundtrack, which may also function “Spirit”. As beforehand reported, that album additionally consists of Beyoncé’s duet with Donald Glover on the just lately teased “Can You Really feel the Love Tonight”. The 2 play Nala and Simba, respectively.
The Lion King roars into theaters on July 19th.