Beyonce debuted the epic visual for her Lion King-inspired anthem and fans are already coining it as B’s best video to date. The majestic clip was shot against the gorgeous backdrop of Havasu Falls in the Havasupai Reservation in Arizona and features Queen Bey in all of nature’s glory. She glows in a yellow dress in the desert, ravishes in red while wading in the river, and leads her dancers in a blue fringe jumpsuit. Blue Ivy also makes a cameo in between scenes from the Jon Favreau-directed film.
“Spirit” is the first release off The Lion King: The Gift. The soundtrack, a musical ode to the film, features new music from Beyoncé, plus collaborations with JAY-Z, Childish Gambino, WizKid, Pharrell, Tierra Whack, Jessie Reyez, Burna Boy, Mr. Eazi, 070 Shake, and Blue Ivy.
“The 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 own interpretation of it,” Bey told Robin Roberts. “I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa.”
Watch the extended video for “Spirit” and “Bigger” below.