Elvis Soundrack will include Doja Cat, Eminem, Kacey Musgraves and more


The full soundtrack from the Oscar-nominated director Baz Luhrmannit is Elvis biopic has been announced, and it’s as starry as the legendary icon’s signature body-cloak combos. The film will chronicle the life of the King of Rock n’ Roll, Elvis Presleyand has a royal lineup of musicians to lend their talent to this explosive image.

Warner Bros. unveiled the artists featured on the film’s soundtrack in a instagram post, along with a quote from Presley himself: “Do something worth remembering.” In the biopic, other notable iconic artists make appearances as influences for the King’s electrifying style. Some artists featured on the soundtrack will also appear in the film, portraying legendary voices such as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Little Richard, Arthur “Bigboy” Crudupand Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton.


The soundtrack will include original songs by Presley, as well as songs performed by the film’s star, Austin Butler. Also included on the soundtrack Anne Nesby, Alton Mason, Chris Isaac, Denzel Curry, Doja Cat, Eminem & Ceelo Green, Gary Clark Jr., Jack White, Lenesha Randolph, Jazmine Sullivan, Kacey Musgraves, Kodi Smit McPhee, The Greenes, manna skin, Nardo Wick, parvi, Pneu, Rufus Thomas, Shonka Dukureh, Stevie Nicks, Swae Lee & Diploma, Tame the impalaand yola.

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Although no specific song was released with the line-up, the trailer is punctuated with soundbites of some of Elvis’ most influential tunes, performed by Butler. The trailers spotlight a haunting version of Presley’s “Suspicious Minds” and his crooning cover of “Unchained Melody.” The second trailer features a hip hop artist Doja Cat’s original poppy song, “Vegas,” which weaves Presley’s “Hound Dog” into the chorus. On the same day as the soundtrack was announced, Eminem released a snippet of his “Jailhouse Rock”-inspired track, “The King and I,” featuring Ceelo Green on his Twitter. Other songs in the trailers include “Trouble”, “My Baby Left Me”, “Blue Suede Shoes”, and “Heartbreak Hotel”. A release date for the full tracklist has not been announced, although it is likely to be released on the same day as the film itself, June 24.

Known for dazzling and polarizing audiences with his scintillating cinema in projects like Gatsby the magnificent, Red Mill!, and Romeo + Juliet, Australian filmmaker Luhrmann seems like a blue suede shoo-in to confront Presley’s controversial life and career. In an interview with VarietyPresley’s granddaughter and actress, Riley Keough, said: “During the first five minutes, I could feel all the work that Baz and Austin put into trying to get it right. It immediately made me emotional. The biopic will cover the life and career of the star and explore the difficult relationship between Presley and his tyrannical manager, Colonel Tom Parker, played by tom hank.

Elvisalso featuring Olivia De Jonge like Priscilla Presley, Helene Thomson like Gladys Presley, Richard Roxburgh like Vernon Presley, and Kelvin Harrison Jr. as BB King, hits theaters on June 24. Check out the trailer below.


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