Jason Derulo meets Simba in his latest project, a compilation album featuring various music stars tackling classic songs from iconic Disney films.
Derulo’s contribution: “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”; from The Lion King, written by Elton John and Tim Rice.
“I felt like it was the song that touched me the most out of all Disney movies, out of all Disney songs that I’ve experienced,” he shares in a video interview from Verve, which is releasing the compilation.
“When that song plays within The Lion King, it just makes you feel something. It brings you to tears. Even watching that movie as a grown-up, I mean I feel like that song just brings something out of you. At any age. You know, you can go to see The Lion King on Broadway, and that song just makes you feel something instantly.”;
Other artists contributing tracks to the compilation, set to be released Oct. 30, include Gwen Stefani, Fall Out Boy, Ariana Grande and Ne-Yo.