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Beyonce says The Lion King soundtrack is ‘love letter to Africa’

Beyonce says The Lion King soundtrack is ‘a love letter to Africa’ in sneak peek of her Robin Roberts interview

A first look at Beyonce’s album cover was shared on Tuesday. The image was presented on Good Morning America.

There was also a preview of ABC’s new interview with Beyonce which will air on Tuesday. The beauty talks about what she worked on the legendary Disney story. 

The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight with Robin Roberts will also feature the exclusive worldwide premiere of the music video for her song Spirit.

Here she is: Beyonce gives an interview to Robin Roberts in her ABC special which will air on Tuesday evening

Here she is: Beyonce gives an interview to Robin Roberts in her ABC special which will air on Tuesday evening

Golden look: A first look at Beyonce¿s album cover was also shared on Tuesday

Golden look: A first look at Beyonce’s album cover was also shared on Tuesday

She voices a character: The singer plays Nala in the Disney movie which opens Friday

She voices a character: The singer plays Nala in the Disney movie which opens Friday

Spirit is the original song created by Beyonce for The Lion King and the title track from her highly anticipated new Lion King inspired album.

The special will also include an interview with Beyonce, who discusses the enduring appeal of The Lion King and why she feels so passionately about the story and the music in the new film, according to a press release.

‘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,’ Knowles-Carter told ABC News. 

Regal: Here the icon is at the premiere in London in Jason Wu

Regal: Here the icon is at the premiere in London in Jason Wu

Royal treatment: Beyonce and her husband Jay Z met Meghan Markle, Duchess Of Sussex, at the premiere in London on Sunday

Royal treatment: Beyonce and her husband Jay Z met Meghan Markle, Duchess Of Sussex, at the premiere in London on Sunday

‘I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa,’ she said.

She added they used ‘a lot’ of drums and ‘incredible new sounds mixed with some of the producers from America.’

She added, ‘We’ve kind of created our own genre and I feel like the soundtrack is the first soundtrack where it becomes visual in your in your mind/

‘The soundscape is more than just the music because each song tells the story of the film.’

The Beyoncé-produced-and-curated compilation album, The Lion King: The Gift, is due out July 19, the same day the film hits theaters.

At work: Here the Texas native is seen recording her part for The Lion King

At work: Here the Texas native is seen recording her part for The Lion King

Her poster: The star has already been seen in this image for the movie

Her poster: The star has already been seen in this image for the movie

The wife of rapper Jay Z voices the character of Nala in the film.   

Nala is introduced as the childhood best friend of Simba, and ultimately becomes his wife by the end of The Lion King.

Disney’s The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. 

Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. 

But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival.

Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. 

The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile.

With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. 

The cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon 

 

 

 

 

Daily Mail UK

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