Famous singer and actress, Beyonce has revealed the track list for her new Lion King-inspired Music album “The Lion King: The Gift” which also features popular Nigerian artists.
The album boasts of several Nigerian and African stars including: Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Shatta Wale, Burna Boy, Mr Eazi, Moonchild Sanely, Tekno among some other international stars.
The multiple Grammy award-winning singer while discussing the new album that is set for release on Friday, July 19 said that she wanted to ensure that she worked with the best from Africa and not just sample sounds from Africa.
Speaking to ABC Information, she said:
‘This soundtrack is a love letter to Africa and I wished to ensure we discovered the most effective expertise from Africa, and never simply use a number of the sounds and did my interpretation of it. I wished it to be genuine to what’s stunning concerning the music in Africa.”
She added that they used ‘quite a bit’ of drums and ‘unimaginable new sounds blended with a number of the producers from America.’’
“We have type of created our personal style and I really feel just like the soundtrack is the primary soundtrack, the place it turns into is visible in your thoughts. The soundscape is extra than simply the music as a result, every tune tells the story of the movie.”
The tracks that have the African stars include, Tekno / Yemi Alade / Mr. Eazi: “Don’t Jealous Me”, Burna Boy: “Ja Ara E”, Blue Ivy Carter / SAINt JHN / WizKid / Beyoncé: “Brown Skin Girl”, Tiwa Savage / Mr. Eazi: “Keys to the Kingdom”, Beyoncé / Shatta Wale: “Already”, Tierra Whack / Beyoncé / Busiswa / Yemi Alade / Moonchild Sanelly: “My Power”.
The Lion King: The Gift, is executive produced by Beyoncé, and would be released via Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records on the same day that the Disney live-action remake of the classic cartoon is set for cinematic release.