The song was released on Wednesday and is set to feature as part of a soundtrack to a remake of the popular Lion King film.
The Lion King will also benefit Protect the Pride, a global conservation campaign working with many conservation partners to raise awareness and support efforts to protect and recover the dwindling lion population across Africa. This is shaping up to be yet another massive hit for Disney, but what else is new? The new Lion King is live action (well, CGI), but this felt like the voices of the characters were actually dressed in costume. I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film.
Here's a short story.
Disney's photorealistic computer-animated remake of the beloved 1994 classic boasts a star-studded cast, including Donald Glover as king-in-waiting Simba and Beyonce Knowles-Carter voicing his love interest Nala.
And at the reception for their wedding past year, Sir Elton performed the original film's theme song, Circle of Life, for the 600 guests gathered at Windsor Castle. "I don't get one iota of this.' No, I get, like, a smattering at best". If these awesome looks don't get you excited for the Disney re-make, I don't know what will.
She also co-wrote the song.
The Grammy victor also explained how much the original film has impacted his music over the years as well as his life.
"So for about a year I would go to the LK studio and see early animations, scenes, music direction or assemblies and they'd always be out of this world unbelievable", he continued. In fact, I suspect by the end of the summer it'll have outstripped the lot.
The song, called Spirit, will also be featured on an album she's curated called The Lion King: The Gift, a compilation of worldwide artists.