Kacey Musgraves recorded a rendition of “Can’t Help Falling In Love” for the biopic “ELVIS” soundtrack.
After Doja Cat revealed she incorporated the late king of rock and roll’s mega-hit “Hound Dog” into the new track, “Vegas,” from the upcoming “ELVIS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” in Baz’s upcoming film Luhrmann, the 33-year-old country-pop star let slip that she put her own spin on the iconic ballad on 1961’s “Blue Hawaii” album.
Luhrmann, 59, and Doja, 26, were interviewed at the Met Gala in New York on Sunday night (02.05.22), where the director told Variety: “She [Kacey] has a song in the movie – something to do with love.
Over the years, the mega-hit has been covered by Bob Dylan, Perry Como, Doris Day, Andy Williams, U2 and Bruce Springsteen.
“Vegas” is slated for release on May 6, before the film hits theaters on June 24.
Doja recently gave the song its live debut at Coachella and brought in Nashville musician Yola, who plays sister Rosetta Tharpe in “ELVIS.”
Austin Butler plays the “Jailhouse Rock” hitmaker, while Tom Hanks plays his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
A soundtrack press release states: “The soundtrack showcases Elvis’ extraordinary body of work spanning the 1950s, 60s and 70s, while celebrating his diverse musical influences and lasting impact on popular artists today. today.”
He added, “‘ELVIS’ is an epic big-screen spectacle from visionary filmmaker Luhrmann that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley through the lens of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker.”
It’s hoped the soundtrack will boost streaming numbers for Elvis’ back catalog, much like the 2018 Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” did for the hitmakers of “We Are The Champions.”
Meanwhile, Universal Music Publishing Group has just acquired the rights to the icon’s discography.
The music publishing giant has partnered with Authentic Brands Group in a deal to represent Elvis’ catalog.
The pop culture icon – who died of a heart attack aged 42 in 1977 after battling addiction – has sold more than 500 million records during her career.
Pre-register ‘Vegas’ here: dojacatvegas.elvisthemusic.com.