Beyoncé has done it again.
The singer, legend, icon, superstar, released the official music video for the new original song "Spirit" from the upcoming remake of "The Lion King" and fans are losing their minds, it is gorgeous with an array of majestic backgrounds.
The video sees Queen Bey switching through a variety of flowing costume changes. It is gloriously vibrant and visually masterful, located in the midst of the desert (undoubtedly meant to represent Africa, where The Lion King is set).
The video is just so beautiful including Beyoncé, of course which makes it quite hard to pay attention to the lyrical content.
“Spirit” is a track off the upcoming album The Lion King: The Gift, which Beyoncé both produced and curated.
The album, to be released on the same day as the movie, is a 14-track accompaniment to the film, 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.
“We’ve kind of created our own genre and I feel like the soundtrack is the first soundtrack where it becomes visual in your mind. The soundscape is more than just the music because each song tells the story of the film.”
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 is voicing Nala in the upcoming CGI reboot of The Lion King.
Blue Ivy Carter also makes a couple of appearances in the music video which makes us love this visual even more! In pretty wavy red hair she is every bit the adorable beauty reflective of her mother.
Alongside a variety of dancers, she is also featured on the upcoming album, The Lion King is a family experience, after all.