If you grew up in the 90’s, chances are you spent a good amount of time jamming to The Lion King soundtrack and feeling the love many nights. Now, a new generation of fans can complete the circle of Disney movie soundtracks with the debut of the newest version featuring Béyonce and Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover.

The new soundtrack will hit stores Jul. 19, the same day The Lion King releases in theaters, but it will be available for digital download on Jul. 11, giving fans an early listen to the film’s iconic songs. Get ready for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” which will be sung by Béyonce and Childish Gambino, who voice Nala and Simba in the new movie. You can catch a snippet of it in the teaser trailer below.

The soundtrack also features Hans Zimmer’s score as well as songs produced by Pharrell and sung by the film’s other stars Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner, who play Pumbaa and Timon.

There are also a few new surprises on the soundtrack, including a new song written by Elton John and Tim Rice called “Never Too Late.” The published track list also reveals a mysterious “Track 14,” which is listed as TBA and rumored to be a song that Béyonce wrote for the film. Luckily fans only have a couple short weeks till the mystery, along with the rest of The Lion King soundtrack, is unveiled.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Disney via YouTube



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