Disney’s The Lion King – starring Beyoncé as Nala and Donald Glover as Simba – is in theaters on July 19. Today, the official film’s soundtrack has been announced. It’s out digitally on July 11 and physically July 19 (via Walt Disney Records).
The soundtrack features Beyoncé and Childish Gambino’s rendition of “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” which was previewed in a recent teaser. The soundtrack also includes selections from Hans Zimmer’s score, production from Pharrell (on Tracks 4, 9, 12, and 19), and appearances from Seth Rogen (who voices Pumbaa), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Scar), John Oliver (Zazu), Billy Eichner (Timon), and others.
The official synopsis of the film states: ,,From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother – and former heir to the throne – has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Billy Eichner as Timon and Seth Rogen as Pumbaa.”
Here is the official list of tracks:
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”
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