Beyoncé and ABC surprised fans yesterday with the announcement of a behind-the-scenes special showcasing the making of her recent The Lion King companion album, The Gift.
ABC announced on Sunday that Beyoncé Presents: Making the Gift will air tonight at 7 p.m. PST., following Dancing With the Stars. ABC also released a 30-second trailer, which shows how the songs were created, featuring guests like Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Jay-Z, Childish Gambino, and many more. Exclusive footage of the music videos, recording sessions, and more will also be released with the special.
“Each song was written to reflect the film’s storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery, while listening to a new contemporary interpretation,” Beyonce said in a press release. “It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me.”
Watch the trailer for the show below:
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