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Beyonce talks about the 2013 animated film Epic. - Provided courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Animation

Beyonce releases 'Rise Up' from 'Epic' soundtrack (Listen, poll)

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06/05/2013 by Nichole Hamilton

Queen Bey is at it again.

The 31-year-old singer and actress, who plays queen of the forest in the new 3D animated film "Epic," belts it out in her new ballad from the film's soundtrack.

The single, "Rise Up," was penned by Beyonce and Sia and composed by Danny Elfman. The track was produced by Chase.N.Cashe and Hit Boy -- who worked with her for her upcoming album's gritty single, "Bow Down."

In the inspiration ballad, Beyonce sings about being mother nature, like her character Queen Tara in the film, belting: "I'm the matriarch of your land / When you need to, take my hand."

The singer goes on to send an uplifting message with her lyrics, singing: "Don't be afraid to risk it all / Life holds more than what we see and what we get."

In the movie, the "Grown Woman" singer joins a star-studded cast that includes the likes of Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Steven Tyler, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis, Chris O'Dowd and Christoph Waltz.

"This is the one time where the film lives up to its title," Beyonce said in an interview provided by Twentieth Century Fox Animation. "It's about a massive battle between good and evil set against a huge landscape that you've never seen before on film. Everything in this movie is big -- the action, the stakes, the characters but at the same time they're all very relatable."

The adventure film was released on May 24.

Bey released her first highly-anticipated single, "Bow Down," on March 17. The songstress went on to star in a sexy Pepsi commercial -- debuting her next catchy single, "Grown Woman" -- in April. The performer is currently traveling on her "Mrs. Carter World Tour."

Check out Beyonce's "Epic" song, "Rise Up," below. What do you think of the ballad? Also, check out videos of Beyonce from the film below.

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