To coincide with the world premiere of The Lion King, Queen Bey—who voices Nala in the Disney flick—dropped her original song “Spirit” late last Night. And, needless to say, this empowering track will help and encourage you to overcome just about anything.
“Spirit” is the first full single to be released from the movie’s upcoming soundtrack, The Lion King: The Gift, which Beyoncé herself is producing.
You know, in case your uncle overthrows the empire and you’re exiled to the jungle with a meerkat and warthog. The usual stuff, right? “The waters crashing / trying to keep your head up high / while you’re trembling, that’s when the magic happens,” the superstar beMelts out on the nearly five-minute song. “And the stars gather by, by your side / saying rise up to the light in the sky, yeah / let the light lift your heart up / burn your flame through the night.”
But, luckily for us, it’s not the only song she lends her voice to for the film. The “Formation” singer is also joined by cast mate Donald Glover, he voices Simba—on the classic, award-winning “Can you feel the love tonight” sung by Elton John in the Original Movie.