Just in case the hype for the 2019 remake of the Lion King movie was not enough, it has been reported that the details of the film’s soundtrack have been released.
The widely anticipated movie is set for release next month (the 19th to be exact) and the soundtrack, the physical one, will be released at the same time. However, the digital version comes out a week earlier on the 11th.
The sountrack will feature Beyonce and Childish Gambino performing “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,”, Elton John also has a new song and also Chewetel Ejiofor will also be featured with his rendition of “Be Prepared (2019 version)”.
There will also be selections from legendary composer, Hans Zimmer.
Check out the full list below:
The Lion King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack):
01 Lindiwe Mkhize / Lebo M: “Circle of Life / Nants’ Ingonyama”
02 Hans Zimmer: “Life’s Not Fair”
03 Hans Zimmer: “Rafiki’s Fireflies”
04 JD McCrary / Shahadi Wright Joseph / John Oliver: “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”
05 Hans Zimmer: “Elephant Graveyard”
06 Chiwetel Ejiofor: “Be Prepared (2019 Version)”
07 Hans Zimmer: “Stampede”
08 Hans Zimmer: “Scar Takes the Throne”
09 Billy Eichner / Seth Rogen / JD McCrary / Donald Glover: “Hakuna Matata”
10 Hans Zimmer: “Simba Is Alive!”
11 Billy Eichner / Seth Rogen: “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”
12 Beyoncé / Donald Glover / Billy Eichner / Seth Rogen: “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”
13 Hans Zimmer: “Reflections of Mufasa”
15 Hans Zimmer: “Battle for Pride Rock”
16 Hans Zimmer: “Remember”
17 Elton John: “Never Too Late”
18 Lebo M: “He Lives in You”
19 Lebo M: “Mbube”
Director for the movie, Jon Favreau said that bringing back the Lion King legend, James Earl Jones was intimidating and that directing Mufasa was a very unique experience,
“It’s a bit intimidating [laughs] because just when you hear his voice. … He was in New York and I was in Los Angeles, and you hear his voice over the headphones and it’s hard to try to be the ‘director.’ Because when he’s on the phone and he says, ‘Do you have any direction for me as Mufasa?’ I didn’t really know what to say! I was like, ’Anything that I have in my mind of what Mufasa is, is based on you.’ So, you know, you want to be supportive and helpful, but all I could do is keep from tearing up when I heard him recite the lines. And much of his dialogue is very similar, if not identical, to the original production. That character and that character’s dialogue held up extremely well. Then, that was one of the aspects I didn’t want to change much because I felt that pretty much everything he utters is memorable.”