Watch Beyoncés New Lion King Song

first_imgStay on target Disney+ Gets Fox Movie Remakes, Hulu/ESPN BundleA Reminder That ‘The Lion King’ Is One of the Best Movies Ever Beyoncé Knowles is clearly a very talented musician, to say the least. But you don’t become an absolute art goddess without also making a ton of brilliant career choices, too. And to me one of the smartest things she does is not appear in that many movies.For starters, the contrast between Queen Bey and the Bond girl parody of Austin Powers 3 would be too unflattering. And also now whenever Beyoncé does make a rare film appearance, whether it’s a concert documentary dedicated to HBCUs or voicing Nala in the upcoming ‘live-action’ CGI remake of The Lion King, it becomes an even bigger event.If you want to get even more hyped for the upcoming Disney blockbuster, listen to ‘Spirit,’ Beyoncé’s rousing new song from the film. (Now with video!)The song is so full of life it makes you forget how weird and unnatural the talking lions are going to look. Along with covers of classic Lion King tracks, this new song is set to make an appearance during a key Nala scene.However, ‘Spirit’ is just one track off of Beyoncé’s tie-in album The Lion King: The Gift which drops the same day as the movie on July 17. Like Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther album, these other songs won’t appear in the movie but provide a nice complementary vibe. Also like that album expect a lot of dope African sounds performed by Beyoncé and other artists she’s curated.This is just further proof that big movies should go back to having flashy soundtrack albums. Get Lady Gaga in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for some more tragic love songs with Bradley Cooper’s Rocket Raccoon. I still think about that Daft Punk music from Tron Legacy way more than the movie itself. For more on The Lion King watch this duet between Beyoncé and Donald Glover as Nala and Simba, respectively.last_img read more

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