Beyoncé Premieres the Music Video for ‘Spirit’ From ‘The Lion King: The Gift’

Miss Carter is having a good week. She grabbed six Emmy-nominations for her documentary Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé. Disney’s The Lion King premieres in the United States on July 19, 2019. Now, Beyoncé released her music video for “Spirit,” from The Lion King: The Gift, an album based on the Disney movie, produced by Beyoncé. Here’s what fans are saying about the artist’s colorful music video.

Beyoncé premiered the music video for ‘Spirit’ on July 16, 2019

On July 16, Beyoncé added a new music video to her YouTube Channel. A few hours later, the music video jumped to the top trending spot on the social networking site, already earning millions of views.

The song “Spirit” comes as the first song from Disney and Beyoncé’s album, The Lion King: The Gift. With this additional soundscape, separate from The Lion King’s motion picture soundtrack, artists from Africa perform songs inspired by the film and African art, culture, history, and music. Of course, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter played a role in producing and curating the album.

“This soundtrack is a love letter to Africa, and I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa, and not just use some of the sounds and did my interpretation of it,” Beyoncé said during an interview with Good Morning America. “We’ve kind of created our own genre, and I feel like the soundtrack, it becomes visual in your mind. It’s a soundscape. It’s more than just the music because each song tells the story of the film.”

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Fans on Twitter went crazy for Beyoncé’s visuals and representation

Naturally, “Spirit” included clips from Disney’s live-action The Lion King, but it also featured Beyoncé in colorful clothes and breathtaking scenery. The artist’s daughter, Blue Ivy, appeared in lilac, alongside the queen of the Pride Lands. Fans on Twitter responded to the new music video.

“How Beyoncé turned the role of Nala into a celebration of black and African culture, an album, a masterpiece, something bigger than just a movie is inspirational and so smart,” said one fan on Twitter.

“I’m convinced that Beyoncé is an ancient Goddess who descended to earth and her backup dancers are her nymphs,” said another Twitter user.

As the second tweet this year, Beyoncé posted a link to the “Spirit” video. Some fans poked fun at the artist and her rare tweets, one Twitter user commenting, “omg you’re tweeting! You remember your password?!!!” Other fans stated how empowering the artist is, particularly because of this music video.

“Beyoncé makes me feel like I can do anything in this world as a woman. Inspires me so much,” said one Twitter user.

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Beyoncé stars as Nala in Disney’s photo-real adaptation of ‘The Lion King’

This song and upcoming album are in conjunction with Beyoncé’s role in Disney’s live-action The Lion King. She stars as the lioness Nala, alongside actors like Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, and Eric Andre.

“I am still in a bit in shock that I’m a part of this film because I grew up watching The Lion King,” Beyoncé said. “It’s the first Disney movie brought me to tears. Being a mother, my family is my biggest priority. It’s not many films that the parents can go and feel the way I feel about The Lion King and… pass that legacy on to their kids.”

Disney’s The Lion King premieres in the United States on July 19, 2019.