To coincide with the live-action remake of The Lion King, Beyoncé was tapped to curate and executive produce an accompanying album. And the day after the movie makes its theatrical debut on July 18th, The Lion King: The Gift will be released to the masses.
“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 says. “I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa.”
Equipped with 14 songs, including “Spirit,” the project finds Beyoncé attached to the majority of them–with a supporting cast of Jay-Z (of course), Childish Gambino (who also appeared on the official soundtrack), Kendrick Lamar, Tierra Whack, Saint JHN, Pharrell, WizKid, and more.
Check out the complete tracklist below and be sure to press play on The Lion King: The Gift when it arrives on July 19th.
- Beyoncé – “Bigger”
- Beyoncé – “Find Your Way Back (Circle of Life)”
- Tekno, Yemi Alade & Mr. Eazi – “Don’t Jealous Me”
- Burna Boy – “Ja Ara E”
- Beyoncé & Kendrick Lamar – “The Nile”
- Beyoncé, JAY-Z & Childish Gambino – “Mood 4 Eva”
- Salatiel, Pharrell & Beyoncé – “Water”
- Blue Ivy Carter, Saint JHN, WizKid & Beyoncé – “Brown Skin Girl”
- Tiwa Savage & Mr. Eazi – “Keys to the Kingdom”
- Beyoncé – “Otherside”
- Beyoncé, Shatta Wale – “Already”
- Tierra Whack, Beyoncé, Busiswa, Yemi Alade & Moonchild Sanelly – “My Power”
- 070 Shake & Jessie Reyez – “Scar”
- Beyoncé – “Spirit”