Last month, it was announced that Beyoncé would be curating a special album inspired by The Lion King, in which she voices Nala.
Now, it appears that the icon has revealed the album's track list, as well as its release date. Speaking on the album, titled The Lion King: The Gift, Beyoncé described it as "Sonic cinema...this is a new experience of storytelling. I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film. It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat. I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline. Each song was written to reflect the film’s storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery, while listening to a new contemporary interpretation. It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me.”
The album is set to feature the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Childish Gambino, Tierra Whack and more. Check out the complete list of features below.
'Bigger' – Beyoncé
'Find Your Way Back (Circle of Life)' – Beyoncé
'Don't Jealous Me' – Tekno, Yemi Alade, Mr. Eazi
'Ja Ara E' – Burna Boy
'The Nile' – Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar
'Mood 4 Eva' – Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Childish Gambino
'Water' – Salatiel, Pharrell, Beyoncé
'Brown Skin Girl' – Beyoncé, Wiz Kid, St. Jhn, Blue Ivy Carter
'Keys to the Kingdom' – Mr. Eazi, Tiwas Savage
'Otherside' – Beyoncé
'Already' – Beyoncé, Shatta Wale
'My Power' – Tierra Whack, Beyoncé, Busiswa, Yemi Alade, Moonchild Sanelly
'Scar' – 070 Shake, Jessie Reyez
'Spirit' – Beyoncé
Beyoncé's The Lion King: The Gift is set to be released on Friday, 19 July.
In the meantime, check out the music video for Beyoncé's 'Spirit' below.