Beyoncé fans get a two-in-one gift this Friday with the release of both the Bey-voiced "Lion King" movie and her new "The Lion King: The Gift" compilation album, which features her new material with contributions from artists, including her co-star Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino), and her daughter Blue Ivy Carter.
And the Beyhive got an extra surprise Tuesday: She debuted her music video for "Spirit."
"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 said.
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The music video for "Spirit" is no different, continuing to pay homage to African culture with vibrant colors, breathtaking choreography and spectacular visuals from crystal-clear waterfalls and serene deserts.
"The concept of the video is to show how God is the painter, and natural beauty in nature needs no art direction," she explained to Roberts after the video premiered on the special. "It's the beauty of color, the beauty of melanin, the beauty of tradition."
Her daughter Blue Ivy still managed to steal the show amid the stunning visuals in a fringe pink dress and red mane. The 7-year-old joined hands with Beyoncé and sat by her side, reminiscent of the iconic scene where Mufasa and Simba overlooked the Pride Lands.
"Being a mother, my family is my biggest priority," Beyoncé told Roberts. "It's not many films that the parents can go and feel the way I feel about 'Lion King' and share that and pass that legacy on to their kids."
"Spirit," which is featured in "The Lion King" reboot during a pivotal scene with an adult Simba and Nala, is also on the album "The Lion King: The Gift."
Beyoncé described that the African influenced album has "a lot of the drums, the chants, all of these incredible new sounds mixed with the producers from America," adding that they "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. It's a soundscape, it's more than just the music because each song tells the story of the film," Beyoncé said.
Alongside Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell and 070 Shake, "The Lion King: The Gift" features an array of artists and producers from various African countries, including the Cameroonian artist Salatiel, Ghanaian Shatta Wale, South African artists Moonchild Sanelly and Busiswa, and, from Nigeria, WizKid, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Yemi Alade and Mr. Eazi.
In the film, originally released as an animated feature in 1994, Beyoncé portrays Nala, friend to Simba (Glover) while growing up. Later she becomes his romantic interest.
"The Lion King" pounces into theaters July 19.
Contributing: Cydney Henderson
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Beyoncé: 'Lion King' album is 'a love letter to Africa'