AceShowbiz - The music video for Beyonce Knowles' new single "Spirit" is just as breathtaking as the song. First premiered during ABC's "The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight" special with Robin Roberts on Tuesday, July 16, the music video finds the singing diva in a desert landscape that resembles the African lands seen in "The Lion King".
Bey definitely serves look in the four-and-a-half minute visuals. She is first seen sitting in a purple flowing gown in the middle of the desert with daughter Blue Ivy, who also looks stunning as she's twinning with her singer mother. There are also scenes of Bey performing breathtaking choreography along with African dancers as well as a scene of her surrounded by crystal clear water.
Talking about the music video during the primetime special, Bey said, "The concept of the video is to show how God is the painter, and natural beauty in nature needs no art direction. It's the beauty of color, the beauty of melanin, the beauty of tradition."
"Spirit" will be included on "The Lion King" soundtrack album that is set for a July 19 release. Besides the new track, the album will also feature Bey's collaborations with the likes of Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino a.k.a. Donald Glover as well as her own daughter Blue.
"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. I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa," Bey said of the album. "A lot of the drums, the chants, all of these incredible new sounds, mixed with some of the producers from America, we've kind of created our genre."
She continued, "And I feel like the soundtrack, it becomes visual in your mind. It's a soundscape, it's more than just the music because each song tells the story of the film."
"The Lion King" will hit theaters across the nation on Friday, July 19.