Beyonce Knowles-Carter debuted the music video to “Spirit” on Tuesday, an original song from the upcoming remake of “The Lion King.”
The video aired on ABC’s primetime “The Lion King: Can You Feel the Love Tonight” special, hosted by “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts. Disney is the parent company of ABC. The “Spirit” music video was also posted to Beyonce’s YouTube channel.
In the four-and-a-half minute video, the singer appears in a flowing pink and red gown in the middle of an arid desert. Her seven-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, then appears in a complimentary dress, interspersed with shots from the film of Simba and his father Mufasa.
Later, Beyonce appears in front of a waterfall in blue and dances in yellow and pink.
“Spirit” is an original song that appears in the film and on the soundtrack, written by Ilya Salmanzadeh, Labrinth and Beyonce. According to the track listing, Beyonce also sings “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” with costars Donald Glover, Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen.
“Spirit. Watch the heavens open.” Beyonce belts out in the song’s chorus. “Spirit, can you hear it calling?”
The singer voices Nahla in the live-action remake directed by Jon Favreau. The film opens Thursday night with a projected $150-180 million haul, despite mixed reviews.