Måneskin Covers Elvis Presley's “If I Can Dream” from Baz Luhrmann's Film “ELVIS” Soundtrack
- Italian rock band Måneskin, consisting of Damiano David (vocals), Victoria De Angelis (bass), Thomas Raggi (guitar) and Ethan Torchio (drums), released a cover of Elvis Presley's “If I Can Dream” from Baz Luhrmann's upcoming Elvis Presley biopic “ELVIS” soundtrack.
The original version of the song was released by Elvis Presley from his compilation album of the same name in 1968. It was written by Walter Earl Brown.
“We were talking about it with Baz Luhrmann, who had this really cool, super-smart idea, because it would have been so easy to give us an up-tempo song and go super rock-ish,” frontman Damiano David told NME. “He saw that between the lines that we were going to be able to give something else to show the sweet side of Elvis. I think we did a great job!”
He continued, “The meaning of the song is very contemporary: 'If I can dream of a better land/ Where all my brothers walk hand in hand'. It's about uniting, it's about peace, freedom and happiness, and it's coming out at the right moment. We're really proud of what we did, and to be part of this project. I have a feeling it's going to be amazing.”
Thomas Raggi added, “Elvis is an amazing artist, so it was great to just be able to contribute and pay tribute. We recorded the song in a really special moment during the writing sessions for the album.”
The “ELVIS” soundtrack features music from a diverse selection of artists, with some singing original compositions and others covering tracks from the king's extensive catalog.
The soundtrack is set to be released on June 24, 2024 via RCA Records.
“ELVIS” is an epic, big-screen spectacle from visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler) through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks).
The film will have its world premiere at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, and is scheduled for a theatrical release on June 24, 2022.
Baz Luhrmann said of the film, “In this modern era, the life of Elvis Presley could not be a better canvas on which to explore America in the Fifties, Sixties, Seventies. It was 42 years, but that's three great lives put into one. What's extraordinary about it is that life is culturally at the center of the Fifties, socially the Sixties, and actually the Seventies.”
Photo by Fabio Germinario
- source : Apple Music