Spirit is the first single from an album titled The Lion King: The Gift , scheduled for release on July 19.

Beyoncé unveiled last night Spirit , an unpublished song composed and performed especially for The Lion King , the remake of Disney’s classic. The song is available on Amazon Music, Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Tidal and YouTube.

Spirit is the first single from an album titled The Lion King: The Gift , scheduled for release on July 19. This disc, imagined and produced by Beyoncé, will offer “pieces of artists from around the world in tune with the sounds of Africa,” said Disney in a statement. 

“It’s sonic cinema,” Beyoncé said in a statement . “It’s a new storytelling experience, I wanted to do more than assemble music inspired by the film, it’s a mix of genres and collaborations that does not boil down to a sound. all genres, from R & B to pop, from hip hop to afrobeat. “

Directed by Fon Favreau ( The Book of the jungle ), The Lion King is released on July 17 in France. If Beyoncé lends her voice to Nala in English, the French version will be made by former Voice candidate Anne Sila. Jean Reno, Rayane Bensetti, Jamel Debbouze and Alban Ivanov complete the French cast.