Yesterday, it was announced that Kacey Musgravesis going to be featured on the Elvis movie soundtrack, along with a wide variety of other artists from across musical genres including Eminem, Doja Cat, Ceelo Green, Jack White, Stevie Nicks, Swae Lee, Diplo, Yola and tons more, in addition to featuring several Elvis originals.
And a few weeks ago at the Met Gala, director Baz Luhrmann might’ve revealed which song Kacey is lending her angelic vocals for, saying it has “something to do with love,” implying that she’s likely covering “Can’t Help Falling in Love.”
I sure hope that’s the song she got, because while nothing will ever compare to the original, she has such pure and stunning vocals that would sound so perfect on that song.
Of course, the original tune was recorded by Elvis Presley for his 1961 Blue Hawaii album, and was written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss. It eventually peaked at #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1962.
But, it could also be “Love Me Tender” or perhaps even “Burning Love” or “You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me,” only time will tell…
Baz also said that Priscilla Presley already gave her seal of approval to both himself and Austin Butler, who is portraying her late husband.
In a letter to both of them, she said that Austin “gets Elvis”:
“There will never be, for Austin and I, a better review in our life. We didn’t know what she would think, we had butterflies… I can tell you when I read the note she wrote to us, to Austin, that he broke down in tears.
That is the simple truth. Why wouldn’t you? Can you imagine… can you imagine that responsibility?”
I mean, sheesh, what more could you even ask for?
The new biopic is set to hit theaters on June 24th.
Of course, the aforementioned Austin Butler (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood) is taking on the role of Elvis, reportedly beating out Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, and even Harry Styles for the role, while the great Tom Hanks will play Elvis’ manager Colonel Tom Parker. Australian actress Olivia DeJonge will star as Elvis’ wife Priscilla.
The plot will span his childhood, growing up in Tupelo, Mississippi, all the way through his legendary rock ‘n roll career, all the way up until his death at iconic estate, Graceland.
And here’s the latest trailer if you haven’t seen it yet… this is the first time in a long time I’ve been excited to go see a movie, and it looks pretty damn good: