In the past, Beyoncé decided to no longer appear in televised interviews. But for the sake of her new song ‘Spirit’, the pop music icon made an appearance on ABC News.
Queen Bey discussed her new film in a rare sit-down with Robin Roberts of Good Morning America. The 2019 Emmy-nominated singer also debuted the video of her track Spirit that she made for The Lion King’s motion picture soundtrack.
In the interview, the singer said:
“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. We’ve kind of created our own genre and I feel like the soundtrack is the first soundtrack where it becomes visual in your mind. The soundtrack is more than just the music because each song tells the story of the film.”
Beyoncé says her inspiration for doing the film is her children Blue Ivy, Rumi, and Sir.
“Being a mother, my family is my biggest priority. It’s not many films that the parents can come and feel the way I feel about Lion King, and feel that and pass that legacy onto their kids.”
As much as she is a superstar, the singer admits that she’s still surprised to have such a huge involvement in the film. “I am still a bit in shock that I’m a part of this film because I grew up loving the Lion King. It’s so much nostalgia for me, and it’s the first Disney movie that brought me to tears,” she says.