Prepare to listen to Kacey Musgraves’ tackle a sentimental basic.
Whereas strolling the 2022 Met Gala purple carpet on Monday, the 33-year-old nation musician revealed she’ll launch a canopy of Elvis Presley’s “Cannot Assist Falling in Love” for the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming Elvis biopic.
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“She has a tune within the film — one thing to do with love,” the 59-year-old Australian director, recognized for 1996’s Romeo + Juliet and 2013’s The Nice Gatsby, coyly advised Selection on the purple carpet. Musgraves then confirmed her contribution will probably be a tackle Presley’s 1961 hit, first launched on the album Blue Hawaii, which served as a soundtrack for the movie of the identical identify.
The Star Crossed performer — who walked the purple carpet with Elvis’ ex-wife Priscilla Presley and good friend Jerry Schilling in addition to Luhrmann, actor Austin Butler, and different figures connected to the movie — is the second confirmed artist to function on the Elvis soundtrack. Final week, RCA Data introduced Doja Cat’s “Vegas,” which interpolates Massive Mama Thornton’s 1952 hit “Hound Canine,” famously lined by Elvis, will probably be launched as the gathering’s first single on Might 6.
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Catherine Martin, Alton Mason, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Olivia DeJonge, Austin Butler, Priscilla Presley, Jerry Schilling, Kacey Musgraves, and Baz Luhrmann arrive at The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating “In America: An Anthology of Style” at The Metropolitan Museum of Artwork on Might 02, 2022 in New York Metropolis
Doja Cat debuted the one throughout her Coachella units final month and was joined onstage by gospel singer Shonka Dukureh, who performs Thornton in Elvis, for the efficiency. “I simply made a tune for the brand new Elvis film directed by Baz Luhrmann, it is referred to as ‘Vegas,'” the 26-year-old pop star mentioned onstage.
Elvis is ready to hit theaters June 24, and RCA has mentioned the movie’s soundtrack will probably be launched in “summer time” and have artists from totally different genres performing their takes on the singer’s hits.
Luhrmann attended Coachella to look at Doja Cat’s efficiency and posted concerning the set on Instagram. “@DojaCat killed it at Coachella and the entire forged and crew are so pleased with @iamShonkaDukureh, who got here all the way in which to Australia to play the function of Massive Mama Thornton in our forthcoming film,” wrote the director.
Whereas at Coachella, the auteur additionally went to see a efficiency by country-soul singer Yola, who within the movie portrays Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the musician generally known as “the Godmother of rock and roll” whose variations of songs together with “Up Above My Head” and “Down by the Riverside” impressed Presley’s recordings.
“Acting at Coachella this weekend, right here she is recording in Nashville with us for the movie,” Luhrmann wrote about Yola on Instagram forward of the music pageant. “She was so dedicated to taking part in the function, she got here all the way in which to Australia and captured the element of how Sister Rosetta Tharpe expressed herself on stage for the movie as properly. Cannot wait to see her reside on stage!”