Music video of Beyonce's 'Spirit' out; singer calls it a 'love letter to Africa'

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 17, 2019, 08.44 PM (IST)

Ahead of the world wide release of 'The Lion King', Beyonce has dropped the music video of 'Spirit'. The song was unveiled a week back. 

The world premiere of the music video was aired on ABC News and `Spirit` comes as the title track for Beyonce`s, upcoming album `The Lion King: The Gift`.

"I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa," The Hollywood Reporter quoted Beyonce as saying.

Adding to it, the pop icon called it a "love letter to Africa" and added, "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."

The `Crazy in Love` singer also added that the song has made use of "a lot" of drums and "incredible new sounds mixed with some of the producers from America."

The four-minute thirty-second video is sure to take you on a journey to Africa as it features some mesmerising landscapes of the continent.

The video has also incorporated some clips from the film featuring Mufasa, Simba and other characters.


The music video ends with a beautiful dance sequence. While the singer`s voice is surely soothing, she looks comely and appealing in all the bright attires she wore in the music video.

Beyonce has also given her voice to Nala, Simba`s bae.

Donald Glover has voiced Simba and James Earl Jones has lent his voice to Mufasa.With the screenplay written by Jeff Nathanson and songs by legends like Elton John and Time Rice, the movie is helmed by Jon Favreau.

The film will hit the theatres on July 19 and will release in English, Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu.

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The world premiere of the music video was aired on ABC News and `Spirit` comes as the title track for Beyonce`s, upcoming album `The Lion King: The Gift`