Last week, the official soundtrack for the new Lion King film finally hit streaming services and other platforms. The project featured contributions from Childish Gambino/Donald Glover, Elton John, Hans Zimmer, Chiwetel Ejiofor and more; highlights included Donald Glover and Beyoncé‘s modern interpretation of the original Lion King soundtrack’s hit single “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” Adding to the musical universe surrounding The Lion King, Beyonce is now fully revealing plans for her own Lion King studio album, The Lion King: The Gift.
Specifically, Beyoncé’s Lion King project, Lion King: The Gift, is comprised of 14 all-new original tracks. Besides Beyoncé, Lion King: The Gift will also include work from Kendrick Lamar, Saint JHN, Pharrell, JAY-Z, Childish Gambino, 070 Shake, Tierra Whack, Burna Boy, Jessie Reyez, Wiz Kid and more. Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter is also featured on the tracklists, with credits on “Brown Skin Girl.”
You can take a look at the tracklist for Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The Gift album below. The Lion King: The Gift is scheduled to see release on July 19, while the actual film will debut in theaters on July 18
For an idea of what to expect once Lion King’s release date rolls around, check out some of the recent critical reviews.
Beyoncé – The Lion King: The Gift (Tracklist)
Beyoncé, “Find Your Way Back (Circle of Life)”
Tekno / Yemi Alade / Mr. Eazi, “Don’t Jealous Me”
Burna Boy, “Ja Ara E”
Beyoncé / Kendrick Lamar, “The Nile”
Beyoncé / JAY-Z / Childish Gambino, “Mood 4 Eva”
Salatiel / Pharrell / Beyoncé, “Water”
Blue Ivy Carter / SAINt JHN / WizKid / Beyoncé, “Brown Skin Girl”
Tiwa Savage / Mr. Eazi, “Keys to the Kingdom”
Beyoncé / Shatta Wale, “Already”
Tierra Whack / Beyoncé / Busiswa / Yemi Alade / Moonchild Sanelly, “My Power”
070 Shake / Jessie Reyez, “Scar”