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Beyoncé Drops New Original Song From 'The Lion King'

It's part of an album called "The Lion King: The Gift" that Beyoncé is executive producing and performing on along with other artists

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    Beyoncé Drops New Original Song From 'The Lion King'
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    Beyoncé attends the premiere of Disney's "The Lion King" at Dolby Theatre on July 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California.

    Beyoncé has dropped a new original song from Disney's live-action "Lion King."

    The song, "Spirit," was released Tuesday and should get an Academy-Award push for Academy Award consideration.

    The tune comes at a pivotal moment for Nala, the character voiced by Beyoncé, in the film that comes out July 18. She also co-wrote the song.

    It's part of an album called "The Lion King: The Gift" that Beyoncé is executive producing and performing on along with other artists. It will be released digitally July 11, with the physical album coming July 19.

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    The collection is a companion to the main "Lion King" soundtrack, which consists mostly of songs from the animated film, along with a new number from Elton John and Tim Rice, who wrote the songs for the original.