Following the reveal of the 2020 Grammy Nominations today, Labrinth receives five nods for the lead track ‘Spirit’ taken from The Lion King film and Soundtrack.
As well as being nominated for Best Song Written for Visual Media, the track is also included in nominations for – Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media, Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media, Best Pop Solo Performance (Beyonce performing the track) and Best Pop Vocal Album .
‘Spirit’, the lead track from The Lion King film and the only original song from the movie, made its appearance in the film during a pivotal scene with Beyonce’s character, Nala, and was written for the film by IIya Salmanzadeh, Labrinth and Beyonce, produced by Beyonce and IIya and Labrinth.
“This is sonic cinema,” said Beyoncé. “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 Afro Beat.”
Labrinth says, “Beyonce thank you for being so wonderful. Ilya thank you for being the best! This year is turning into a whole different level of magic 🦋”
2019 has proved to be a monumental year for Labrinth. With the producers of HBO’s hit teen show EUPHORIA tapping the Brit to both score and provide tracks for their drama – marking his first-ever project as lead composer. The album had over 40 million streams globally since its release in October.
Labrinth continues to add more incredible collaborations to his musical CV and has recently returned to the UK after working with Kanye West, co-writing and co-producing the track ‘God Is’ from his latest album ‘Jesus Is King’.
New album ‘Imagination & the Misfit Kid’ is out on Friday