The next album to feature and be produced by Beyoncé, the soundtrack to Disney's new version of the Lion King, will be "steeped in the sounds of Africa", according to the film company.

The first single - Beyonce's Spirit - was released just a few hours ago and the first words you hear are in Swahili.

"Uishi kwa mda mrefu mfalme," a voice chants twice, with a deeper voice responding "uishi kwa".

The phrase means: "Long live the king."

In English Beyonce sings:

Rise up to the light in the sky, yeah

Watch the light lift your heart up

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