Beyonce curated a new album for The Lion King titled ‘The Gift,’ and its first visual has arrived.

The record, which drops July 19, features global artists set to the sounds of Africa. This is in addition to the film’s soundtrack, which is available to stream below.

See the entire soundtrack for ‘The Gift’ here.

“This is sonic cinema,” Beyoncé said of the new album. “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.”

The first release from The Gift is “Spirit,” and the video for it is out now. In the glorious clip, Beyonce rocks chic, African-inspired ensembles while posing in the desert. Blue Ivy also makes an appearance.

“I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline,” she continued. “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.”

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