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As if we weren’t excited for Beyoncé starring in the new Lion King remake, she has now also announced a new album that will be releasing the same day the film hits theater, July 19th.
While the soundtrack will feature several of her own tracks, fans are excited to find out that collaborations include Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Childish Gambino, Pharell, Burna Boy, Wiz Kid, Tiera Whack, 070 Shake and even her daughter Blue Ivy Carter. It doesn’t stop there because Bey has also collaborated with a number of African artists. She told ABC that she wanted the album to be authentic to the music in Africa and emphasize what it is that makes it beautiful.
“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, “ Beyoncé told ABC News.
Queen Bey has described the album as a “sonic cinema” with no solo genre but a mixture of sounds that is influenced by a combination of R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat.
“The soundscape is more than just the music because each song tells the story of the film,” she said.