Beyonce and Blue Ivy
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Beyonce Releases Stunning 'Lion King' "Spirit" Music Video Featuring A Blue Ivy Cameo
Beyoncé brings dramatic choreography to the desert and waterfall backgrounds in her video for "Spirit," the first single from her curated Lion King: The Gift album featuring Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Tierra Whack and more from Disney's The Lion King remake.
The "Formation" singer, who voices "Nala" in The Lion King remake, wears colorful dresses as she dances emotively on cue with groups of dancers in the video, which premiered in an ABC primetime special on Tuesday, July16. Her daughter Blue Ivy Carter also makes a special cameo in the clip, wearing a matching outfit and sporting red hair.
"This is sonic cinema... This is a new experience of storytelling. I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film. It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat," she said. "Each song was written to reflect the film’s storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery, while listening to a new contemporary interpretation. It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me."