The mythical singer — who equipped the song for the unique “Lion King” movie — says he isn’t keen on the remake.
“Song used to be such a lot part of the unique and the song within the present movie did not have the similar have an effect on,” he stated. “The magic and pleasure have been misplaced.”
The preferred soundtrack from the 1994 “The Lion King” incorporates such classics through John as “Can You Really feel the Love This night” and “Circle of Existence.”
The movie remake, launched in July, stars the voices of Donald Glover and Beyoncé, the latter of whom did a curated album titled “The Present” in accordance with the mission.
John informed British GQ the brand new soundtrack “hasn’t had just about the similar have an effect on within the charts that it had 25 years in the past, when it used to be the bestselling album of the yr.”
“The brand new soundtrack fell out of the charts so temporarily, in spite of the large field workplace good fortune,” he stated. “I want I might been invited to the birthday celebration extra, however the inventive imaginative and prescient for the movie and its song used to be other this time round and I wasn’t truly welcomed or handled with the similar degree of appreciate. That makes me extraordinarily unhappy.”
John plays the tune “By no means Too Past due” on the newest soundtrack and in addition co-wrote the Beyoncé observe “Spirit,” which she plays within the photo-realistic movie.
A minimum of one manufacturing of “The Lion King” is it seems that song to John’s ears.
“I am so glad that the fitting spirit for the song lives on with ‘The Lion King’ level musical,” he stated.