The legendary singer, who provided the music for the original movie "The Lion King", says he is not a fan of the remake.
" The music was so much of the original and the music in this movie didn't have the same impact, "he said." The magic and joy were lost. "
The popular soundtrack from 1994's The Lion King contains such John's classics such as "Can You Feel Love Tonight" and "The Circle of Life."
The remake of the movie, released in July, includes the voices of Donald Glover and Beyonce, the last of which made a curated album The "Gift" based on the project.
John said of British GQ that the new soundtrack "does not have nearly the same impact on charts it had 25 years ago when it was the best-selling album of the year. "
" The new soundtrack fell out of the charts so fast, despite the box office's huge success, "he said." I wish I had been invited to the party more, but the creative vision for the film and its music was different this time, and not really I was welcomed or treated with the same level of respect. That makes me extremely sad. "
John plays the song" Never Too Late "on the latest soundtrack, and is also the co-author of the song" Beyonce "Spirit, which she plays in the photorealistic movie.
At least a production of "The Lion King" is clearly music to John's ears.
"I'm so happy that the right spirit for the music lives on with the stage musical" The Lion King, " it.