Beyonce collaborates with Childish Gambino and Elton John sings new song on the Lion King soundtrack

The highly-anticipated soundtrack is released on July 11.

UPDATE: Beyoncé has revealed a new song that will feature on the Lion King's official soundtrack, plus a new spin-off album.

Spirit, available now, will also appear on The Lion King: The Gift, a compilation album produced by Beyoncé herself, described as "new experience of storytelling".

The Gift sees Queen Bey bring together some of her favourite artists who have recorded original songs that pay homage to the film's themes.

"I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film," she explained in a statement. "It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn't one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat."

"Each song was written to reflect the film's storytelling that gives the listener a chance to imagine their own imagery, while listening to a new contemporary interpretation."

She continued: "It was important that the music was not only performed by the most interesting and talented artists but also produced by the best African producers. Authenticity and heart were important to me."

The Lion King: The Gift is released on July 19, the same day as the Lion King movie.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: The tracklist for the new Lion King film soundtrack has been revealed.

As heard in a teaser trailer released last week, Beyoncé and Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) collaborate for the first time ever on Can You Feel The Love Tonight. The music superstars voice the characters of Nala and Simba in the movie.

Beyonce currently appears on just one song on the tracklisting, although Track 14 of the 19-strong set is currently TBA, heightening speculation that Beyonce will provide an original song that will be announced in the coming weeks.

Elton John, who provided much of the material to the original 1994 animation, has composed a new song for the 25th anniversary remake; Never Too Late is also performed by Elton was co-written with Tim Rice. An African choir will accompany him on the track.

All songs from the original instalment will be reimagined, with the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofor who voices Scar performing a '2019 Version' of Be Prepared, while the classic Just Can't Wait To Be King is also included.

The soundtrack will be released on July 11, a week before the film. Tracklist below.

  1. Circle of Life / Nants’ Ingonyama, performed by Lindiwe Mkhize
  2. Life’s Not Fair, Hans Zimmer 
  3. Rafiki’s Fireflies, Hans Zimmer
  4. I Just Can’t Wait to Be King, performed by JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, John Oliver
  5. Elephant Graveyard, Hans Zimmer
  6. Be Prepared (2019 Version), performed by Chiwetel Ejiofor
  7. Stampede, Hans Zimmer: 
  8. Scar Takes the Throne, Hans Zimmer
  9. Hakuna Matata, performed by Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, JD McCrary, Donald Glover
  10. Simba Is Alive!, Hans Zimmer
  11. The Lion Sleeps Tonight, performed by Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen
  12. Can you Feel the Love Tonight, performed by Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen
  13. Reflections of Mufasa, Hans Zimmer
  14. Beyoncé - Spirit
  15. Battle for Pride Rock, Hans Zimmer
  16. Remember, Hans Zimmer
  17. Never Too Late, performed by Elton John
  18. He Lives in You, performed by Lebo M
  19. Mbube, performed by Lebo M

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