FreddyO.com has learned that ABC will broadcast an hour-long special showcasing a behind-the-scenes look at how multi-talented performer Beyoncé’s latest album release, “The Lion King: The Gift,” came to be!
As we know, the 23-time Grammy Award-winner voiced the role of adult Nala in this summer’s live action remake of the Disney classic film “The Lion King.” Her single “Spirit” was also featured in the film, on the official soundtrack, and, of course, on “The Gift.” In a press release, the network says that the special will feature “candid footage and interviews detailing the hard work and passion that went into her love letter to Africa [the album].” ABC also provided additional information to describe the documentary:
“Viewers will be taken through the creative process as Beyoncé carefully curates the album, creating new music and collaborating with exceptionally talented artists and producers, while seeking inspiration from deeply rooted African influences. This creativity is informed by her travels throughout the continent, from the tranquility of the pyramids of Egypt to the bustling and joyous atmospheres of Nigeria and South Africa. The narrative, steeped in love and appreciation, highlights the beauty of the people and the vibrant sounds of a pulsating continent.”
The documentary was written, directed, and produced by Beyoncé with co-direction provided by Ed Burke. Tune in to ABC tomorrow night, September 16 at 10 PM Eastern after the 28th season premiere of “Dancing With the Stars” to learn about the album’s development! Check out the video teaser for the special below!
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