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Beyoncé releases King Richard soundtrack contribution "Be Alive"

12 November 2021, 10:09 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Beyoncé has unveiled the full version of "Be Alive", an original song that appears on the new King Richard film soundtrack.

"Be Alive" was first teased in September, before a snippet of the new Beyoncé track was featured in the King Richard trailer last month.

Today (12 November) Beyoncé has delivered the song in full, marking her first new material of 2021, following last year's surprise Juneteenth single "Black Parade".

In August Beyoncé did confirm that new music is on the way. She said, "With all the isolation and injustice over the past year, I think we are all ready to escape, travel, love, and laugh again. I feel a renaissance emerging, and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible. I’ve been in the studio for a year and a half. Sometimes it takes a year for me to personally search through thousands of sounds to find just the right kick or snare. One chorus can have up to 200 stacked harmonies. Still, there’s nothing like the amount of love, passion, and healing that I feel in the recording studio. After 31 years, it feels just as exciting as it did when I was nine years old. Yes, the music is coming!"

Beyoncé's "Be Alive" track is out now. King Richard is due to arrive in UK cinemas on 19 November.
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