Beyonce's Major Lazer Collab With Shatta Wale From 'Lion King' Album Is 'Already' Here: Listen

Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP
Beyonce poses for photographers upon arrival at the 'Lion King' European premiere in central Londo on July 14, 2019. 

Beyjor Lazer came to town Friday morning (July 19) with "Already," released as part of The Lion King: The Gift collection of songs from and inspired by Disney's latest live-action movie remake. 

Beyonce and Major Lazer teamed up with Ghanian singer Shatta Wale on a sensual mood. If you were hoping for a big blast of familiar Major Lazer sounds - maybe some sirens or dancehall rhythms or really anything with color - you might be a bit disappointed. The beat is rather muted, mostly radio-friendly clap hits with bassy bits here and there that give off hookah bar vibes. It's a good little bop, but it's not breaking down any barriers.

The Lion King: The Gift features additional tunes from Kendrick Lamar, Donald Glover, Pharrell Williams, 070 Shake, Mr. Eazi and more. Listen to "Already" below.


THE BILLBOARD BIZ
SUBSCRIBER EXPERIENCE

The Biz premium subscriber content has moved to Billboard.com/business.


To simplify subscriber access, we have temporarily disabled the password requirement.