Beyoncé has released a new song which features on the soundtrack of Disney remake of The Lion King and we reckon it will be in the running for an Oscar next year.

As if we weren't excited enough for the release of Disney’s remake The Lion King next week, Beyoncé who stars as Nala in a photorealistic computer-animated remake, has gone and dropped a track from the soundtrack and it is superb.

The song, which is called Spirit, will feature in a pivotal scene in the movie and also appears on the soundtrack, The Lion King: The Gift, which Beyoncé co-produced and curated. 

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Speaking about the multi-artist album Beyoncé said: "This is sonic cinema. 

"This is a new experience of storytelling. I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film," she said.

"It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn't one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip-hop and Afrobeat.

"I wanted to put everyone on their own journey to link the storyline. Each song was written to reflect the film's storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery while listening to a new contemporary interpretation.

"It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me."

Beyoncé at the premiere of The Lion King
Beyoncé with (L) Shahadi Wright Joseph who plays and young Nala and (R) her daughter Blue Ivy 

Spirit was produced with South African composer Lebo M and soundtrack veteran Hans Zimmer.

The album's tracklist has not yet been revealed but will be released on July 19.

As well as Beyoncé, the film's cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

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