Beyoncé Releases Music Video for ‘Spirit,’ Her ‘Lion King’ Soundtrack Contribution

Variety | 7/16/2019 | Variety Staff
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Beyoncé fans are stampeding across the web veldt to get a look at her just-released music video for “Spirit,” the original song she co-wrote and sang for the “Lion King” soundtrack. The track is also included on the companion album she executive-produced and will release Friday, “The Gift.”

Clips from the computer-animated film are interspersed with shots of the singer in a succession of spectacular, revealing gowns, often engaged in choreography with a troupe of dancers. Her daughter, 7-year-old Blue Ivy, makes a cameo.

Beyoncé - Way - Africa - Locations - Video

Beyoncé didn’t have to go all the way to Africa to find locations for the video, but neither did she rely on the movie’s all-digital magic. At least some of it was shot in or around the Grand Canyon just last week. The Arizona Republic reported that the request came in on July 8 for a shoot that happened only two days later, at Havasu Falls, one of the most coveted sites in the canyon. The newspaper said the Havasupai tribe granted permission for the singer and her crew to helicopter in for the five hours of shooting at the lagoon-like setting. TMZ obtained footage of filming taking place.

Ironically, perhaps, reported the Republic, the person taking the call from the location manager for the...
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