“I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline,” Bey added in her statement. “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 get into the “Spirit” by listening to the new track below. The Lion King: The Gift releases on July 19, which is the same day as The Lion King’s theatrical release.

Spirit (From Disney’s “The Lion King”) / Beyoncé (YouTube)