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Beyoncé drops new original song from ‘The Lion King’

Beyoncé posed with her Grammys in the press room during the 2017 Grammy music Awards.
Beyoncé posed with her Grammys in the press room during the 2017 Grammy music Awards.(ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES — Beyoncé dropped a new original song from Disney’s live-action ‘‘Lion King.’’

The song, ‘‘Spirit,’’ was released Tuesday and should get a push for Academy Award consideration.

A news release says the song comes at a pivotal moment for Nala, the character voiced by Beyoncé, in the film that comes out on July 18. She also co-wrote the song.

It’s part of an album called ‘‘The Lion King: The Gift’’ that Beyoncé is executive producing and performing on, along with other artists.

The collection is a companion to the main ‘‘Lion King’’ soundtrack, which consists mostly of songs from the animated film, along with a new number from Elton John and Tim Rice, who wrote the songs for the original.

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Both soundtrack albums will be released July 19.