Beyoncé‘s The Lion King album is out now!
The 14-track project, titled The Lion King: The Gift, was announced earlier this month along with the release of its first single “Spirit.” About a week after, the singer-songwriter unveiled the album’s full tracklist, which boasts contributions from mega-stars like JAY-Z, Childish Gambino, and Pharrell, as well as a number of African artists like Wizkid, Shatta Wale, Yemi Alade, Burna Boy and Mr. Eazi.
Beyoncé spoke about her intentions behind The Gift, which she executive produced, during a recent interview with Good Morning America.
“I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline,” Beyoncésaid about the album. “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.”
You can download Beyoncé‘s new album off of iTunes here