Beyoncé sends a love letter to Africa with her new unreleased album “The Lion King: The Gift.”
The unreleased EP “Lion King: The Gift” features a big amount of African favorite acts such as Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade, Wizkid, Moonchild Sanelly, Burna Boy, Salatiel, Shatta Wale, Busiswa and Tekno.
The 14-track album will also feature guest appearances from JAY-Z, Pharrell, Childish Gambino, and Kendrick Lamar.
The Lion King: The Gift is scheduled to be released on July 19, the movie comes theater that same day.
Beyoncé releases the official tracklist for “The Lion King: The Gift” featuring Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Wizkid, Jay-Z, Burna Boy, Pharrell, Blue Ivy, Tiwa Savage, Jessie Reyez & more.
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“The 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 own interpretation of it,” Beyoncé told Robin Roberts.
“I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa.” She added.
“A lot of the drums, the chants, all of these incredible new sounds, mixed with some of the producers from America, we’ve kinda created our own genre. 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.” She said.
The Lion King: The Gift Tracklist:
- Find Your Way Back (Circle of Life)
- Don’t Jealous Me feat. Tekno, Yemi Alade & Mr Eazi
- Ja Ara E feat. Burna Boy
- The Nile feat. Kendrick Lamar
- Mood 4 Eva feat. JAY-Z & Childish Gambino
- Water feat. Salatiel, Pharrell & Beyoncé
- Brown Skin Girl feat. Blue Ivy Carter, SAINt JHN & WizKid
- Keys to the Kingdom feat. Tiwa Savage & Mr Eazi
- Already feat. Shatta Wale
- My Power feat. Tierra Whack, Busiswa, Yemi Alade & Moonchild Sanelly
- Scar feat. Shake & Jessie Reyez