The official soundtrack for next month’s live-action reboot of The Lion King has been revealed, with a host of huge names contributing new material.
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Elsewhere, a brand new Elton John track called ‘Never Too Late’ will be included, while one song is still to be announced.
Last year, John confirmed that he was working on the soundtrack for the new version of the film alongside collaborator Tim Rice, who worked with the musician on the 1994 OST.
Back then, he said the pair were working on a new song for the end credits. “There’s going to be four of our songs in the film, from the original: ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’, ‘Hakuna Matata’, ‘I Just Can’t Wait To Be King’ and ‘Circle of Life’,” he said.
“And then there will be an end, closing song, and we’ve been speaking to Beyoncé’s people and hopefully Tim and I and her can cook up something.”
The full album, which is out digitally on July 11 and physically on July 19, also boasts much of Hans Zimmer’s original score for the film, along with contributions from the film’s cast who include Seth Rogen, John Oliver and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
- ‘Circle of Life / Nants’ Ingonyama’, performed by Lindiwe Mkhize
- ‘Life’s Not Fair’, Hans Zimmer
- ‘Rafiki’s Fireflies’, Hans Zimmer
- ‘I Just Can’t Wait to Be King’, performed by JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, John Oliver
- ‘Elephant Graveyard’, Hans Zimmer
- ‘Be Prepared (2019 Version)’, performed by Chiwetel Ejiofor
- ‘Stampede’, Hans Zimmer:
- ‘Scar Takes the Throne’, Hans Zimmer
- ‘Hakuna Matata’, performed by Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, JD McCrary, Donald Glover
- ‘Simba Is Alive!’, Hans Zimmer
- ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’, performed by Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen
- ‘Can you Feel the Love Tonight’, performed by Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen
- ‘Reflections of Mufasa’, Hans Zimmer
- ‘Battle for Pride Rock’, Hans Zimmer
- ‘Remember’, Hans Zimmer
- ‘Never Too Late’, performed by Elton John
- ‘He Lives in You’, performed by Lebo M
- ‘Mbube’, performed by Lebo M
Another trailer revealed earlier this month (June 3) gave fans a first taste of what to expect from Beyoncé in her part. At present, none of Glover’s dialogue in the movie have been shared.
Upon its release last year, the first trailer for the film became the most-viewed Disney trailer of all time.