A few days ago, 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.
Director Baz Luhrmann hinted at the Met Gala that she would be singing about “something to do with love,” and now, it’s confirmed that she reimagined Elvis’iconic #1 hit “Can’t Help Falling in Love” for the soundtrack. The film is set to hit theaters next month on June 24th.
Kacey shared her thoughts on a recent Instagram post, saying that it’s one of her favorite songs of all time, and that she was honored to have been part of the movie in such a significant way… and they also got it on the very first take, which is nothing short of impressive:
“‘Some things are meant to be..’Re-imagining one of the most iconic songs in history was such an honor and adventure. This is one of those songs that will always stand the test of flash and trends.
One that feels like there couldn’t possibly have been a time when it didn’t exist. Ian Fitchuk and I sat down at the piano and this was our first take. [Recorded by Daniel Tashian in his home studio / produced by us three + the great Baz Luhrmann].
You can hear my version of “Can’t Help Falling in Love” on the soundtrack and in the movie June 24th.”
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.
I was hoping that this was, in fact, the song she would be singing for the big screen, because I think her angelic and pure vocals lend so well to this classic.
Of course, nothing will ever truly compare to the original, but I have to say, she sounds pretty damn good from what I heard in this quick, 30-second teaser:
The iconic Elvis original:
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.