Beyoncé’s latest heartwarming music video had an extra special cameo, her daughter Blue Ivy.
On Tuesday (16.7.19), the singer, 37, dropped the video to her new song “Spirit” from the upcoming Lion King remake’s soundtrack.
The empowering video features a number of breathtaking outdoor visuals including Beyoncé dancing in the desert, standing in front of a gorgeous waterfall, being joined by her dancers in a lake surrounded by greenery. And later, at sunset, the star leans against a tree with a beautiful mountain range in the background.
Though the scenery and animation were enough to keep viewers entertained, perhaps the most memorable part was in the beginning when Beyoncé was joined by her ‘cub’, Blue Ivy.
Less than a minute into the video, as the singer sits by herself in the middle of the desert, the camera suddenly flashes to Blue who is wearing a nearly identical pink dress to her mom’s. She is captured staring off into the distance, the wind blowing in her hair before she begins to approach Beyoncé and come into focus. The 7-year-old then reaches out for her mother’s hand and gives a soft smile.
Clips from the new Lion King remake some with Nala, the role that Beyoncé is lending her voice to in the live-action remake of the Disney classic were also featured throughout the music video. The which song has the Swahili lyrics ‘Uishi Kwa Muda Mrefu Mfalme’ as its opening lines, has already garnered over 800,000 views on YouTube as of Wednesday morning (17.07.19).
During The Lion King‘s world premiere in Los Angeles last week, the singer was joined by Blue on the red carpet at the Dolby Theater. To make things even cuter, the mother-daughter duo rocked matching black and silver ensembles.
The movie’s soundtrack, which the singer is producing and curating, according to Disney, will be released the same day that the movie hits theatres this weekend. Director Jon Favreau previously confirmed that Beyoncé wrote a song “in the spirit of the production” for the movie, though its title was not revealed at the time, reported PEOPLE.
The superstar also sings an updated rendition of the classic song ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ from the original movie with Donald Glover alias Childish Gambino, which was teased in a promo for the movie released last month.
At the recent European premiere in London, as reported by The Sauce, images of Beyonce, Jay Z and other film stars standing in front of a banner with the Magical Kenya logo trended highly on Twitter on Monday. The Lion King hits theatres on Friday, July 19th 2019.