Beyonce Lion King Find your way back Bubele Booi

Find your way back… a new track Beyoncé produced by a talented South African!


Global – A talented South African is being celebrated after producing a new song for Beyoncé!

On “Find Your Way Back” Beyonce plays with Simba’s story and narrative within The Lion King to talk about fathers and finding your own way. This is notable as Beyonce has had her own well-publicised journey with her father Matthew Knowles, who managed her early in her career. After a period of seeming estrangement, Beyonce has been seen with her father again since Lemonade.

It’s a really good song, but South Africans are celebrating the track even more after hearing that a University of Cape Town student was also one of the producers of the track.

Beyonce Lion King Find your way back Bubele Booi

Bubele Booi is the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) first-ever BMus Music Technology graduate and dropped the news about his involvement on the 19 July with an emotional tweet.

“Almost a year ago a South African kid left home with a suitcase and a keyboard. A year later that same African kid was given an opportunity to produce a song for Beyonce. That kid is me, and I’m humbled.”

“Find your way back” is also included in The Lion King: The Gift, an album curated by Beyoncé which is inspired by The Lion King remake.

The new album features the work of many African producers according to Beyonce, who is quoted in a statement.

“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…”It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, hip-hop and Afro Beat.” 

Meanwhile, Bubele says that he is wholly grateful for the opportunity.

“Utterly floored by what God can do despite my shortcomings and failures as His son.” 

Listen to the song below:

Sources: Twitter | Youtube | Beyoncé
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