Beyonce’s daughter Blue Ivy makes a cameo appearance in the music video for her mom’s majestic new track Spirit.
The singer debuted the video, which shows her in a variety of stunning, colourful gowns while performing in an African landscape, on ABC’s The Lion King special with Robin Roberts on Tuesday. Just seconds into the video, the seven-year-old daughter of Beyonce and husband Jay-Z, walks across the desert in a pink dress complementing her mother’s to take the singer’s hand.
The camera then pans to a close-up of Blue a few seconds later, with the child staring strongly into the camera as the wind blows through the curly red-haired wig she sports to match those of the back-up dancers.
Elsewhere in the video, gorgeous shots of Beyonce in front of a waterfall, laying in a pool of water and performing a flowing dance routine with her group of dancers are interspersed with images of animals apparently taken from the upcoming The Lion King live-action remake, in which the singer voices the character of Nala.
Spirit is the first track to be taken from upcoming album The Lion King: The Gift, with Beyonce revealing last Thursday that Blue also makes an appearance on the record on the tune Brown Skin Girl. Another track sees a collaboration between Beyonce and Jay-Z, while other stars to appear on the album include Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Pharrell Williams, Jessie Reyez.
Speaking about the album in a press release, Beyonce 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. 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.”