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Elton John writing new music for Lion King remake, hoping to get Beyonce involved

By | Published on Monday 12 February 2018

Elton John

Elton John has confirmed that he is writing new music for Disney’s upcoming remake of ‘The Lion King’. The new version of the film, starring Beyonce and Donald Glover, will also feature John’s music from the original.

According to Metro, the musician said: “They need to have a new end credits song. There’s going to be four of our songs in the film, from the original: ‘Can You Feel The Love Tonight’, ‘Hakuna Matata’, ‘I Just Can’t Wait To Be King’ and ‘Circle Of Life’. And then there will be an end, closing song. We’ve been speaking to Beyoncé’s people and hopefully Tim [Rice] and I and her can cook up something”.

He added that it would be “great to work with” Beyonce. Which I’m sure it would.

As well as trying to get Beyonce on the phone, John is also preparing for the farewell tour he will begin later this year.