With only days till the worldwide theatrical release of the very highly-anticipated live action adaptation of the classic Disney animated film, The Lion King, this Friday, July 19th and it’s accompanying, Beyoncé curated compilation, The Lion King: The Gift. Which she described as a musical ode to the new live-action version of the film that she plays the voice of Nala in.
Beyoncé debuted last night during the ABC special, The Lion King: Can You Feel The Love Tonight with Robin Roberts, the very beautifully elegant and stunning new Jon Favreau-directed video for, Spirit. The very powerfully uplifting lead single from the album, the very inspiring and new clip, which was shot against the very gorgeous backdrop of Havasu Falls in the Havasupai Reservation in Arizona, sees Queen Bey in all of nature’s glory.
Channeling the beautifully stunning spirit of Pride Rock, the very remarkable visual finds Beyoncé arguably the most glowing and beautiful she’s ever been. Opening with her sitting down in a very strikingly beautiful purple and orange dress in the desert, as she begins to belt out the very powerfully uplifting opening lyrics, she shines and glows so gracefully in various other ensembles in the desert throughout the clip, ranging from a shining yellow dress to a ravishingly red one near the river and a fringe blue jumpsuit.
Beyoncé also wades through the waterfalls of the river and shows off great choreographed African dance moves along her dancers, as she sings the very emotionally powerful moving and uplifting lyrics. Some clips from the upcoming highly-anticipated Favreau-directed film also included throughout the new visual and an appearance from Blue Ivy in between scenes throughout. This is one of the most majestic and absolutely stunningly beautiful, as well as epic visuals you will ever see from an artist that will likely even move or be close to moving you to tears with how emotionally powerful moving and inspiring it’s to really truly bring such an amazing record to life. I know it’s very early to call it, but I can definitely see her getting nominated for an Oscar and even possibly yet another Grammy for both the visual and single.