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Beyonce premieres worshipful song 'Spirit' for Lion King soundtrack, says ‘God is the art director’
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Beyonce is one of the star voices in the newly released live-action version of “The Lion King” and her latest single, “Spirit,” from the movie's soundtrack features Christian lyrics in honor of God and the African culture.
"This soundtrack is a love letter to Africa. 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," she told ABC's Robin Roberts during a primetime special on Tuesday called "The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight." "I wanted it to be authentic about what is beautiful about the music in Africa."
Spirit - Chant - Swahili - Uishi - Kwa
"Spirit" begins with a chant in Swahili which says, “Uishi kwa muda mrefu mfalme.” According to Google Translate, the Swahili chant means "long live the King/Live for, live by" in English.
Beyonce unveiled the new video for her song, “Spirit,” during the ABC appearance. The music video features clips of the film along with other scenes showcasing the singer,...
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