The full artist line-up for the “Elvis” soundtrack has been revealed – although not yet the actual tracks they will perform – and among those handling the album business are Eminem, Tame Impala, Stevie Nicks, Jack White and Jazmine Sullivan.
A handful of the artists mentioned were already known, including Kacey Musgraves, who said on the Met Gala red carpet that she would be doing “Can’t Help Falling in Love” for the film; Maneskin, whose version of “If I Can Dream” was recently used in a teaser trailer; and Doja Cat, whose “Vegas” was previously released as the album’s first single.
But that still left room for many surprises in Monday’s announcement. Along with the aforementioned, the lineup includes CeeLo Green, who is credited as collaborating with Eminem on their mystery track; the combination of Swae Lee and Diplo; and, among others, Chris Isaak and Gary Clark Jr.
It is not yet known how many of these songs will be heard in the film, in the credits or elsewhere, or if this is more of a “track album” project. But the artist roster also includes a slew of cast members whose contributions are likely to both be seen and heard on screen, including Austin Butler (who plays the title role), Yola, Shonka Dukereh and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
It won’t all be fresh footage. The frontrunner in the chart is Elvis Aaron Presley (middle name included prominently, although he was never part of his bill). Rufus Thomas, who died in 2001, is also listed as a contributor.
No release date has been given for the soundtrack, although it’s highly likely that it will launch on the same day as the Baz Luhrmann-directed film itself, which will be released on June 24th.
There haven’t been many advance reports from those who have seen the film, but the Presley family has been particularly meddlesome. In an interview with diversity At Cannes (where the film is set to premiere), Elvis’ granddaughter Riley Keough said, “In the first five minutes I could feel how much work Baz and Austin put into trying to get it right. That got me emotional straight away. I started crying after five minutes and wouldn’t stop. There’s a lot of family trauma and generational trauma that started for our family around that time. I felt honored that they worked so hard to really get its essence, to feel its essence. Austin captured that so beautifully.”
Lisa Marie Presley previously tweeted, “Let me tell you it’s nothing short of spectacular. Absolutely exquisite. Austin Butler beautifully channeled and embodied my father’s heart and soul. In my humble opinion his performance is unparalleled and finally executed accurately and respectfully. … Thank you for setting the record straight in such a profound and artistic way.”
https://variety.com/2022/music/news/elvis-soundtracks-artist-lineup-eminem-jack-white-tame-impala-1235275313/ ‘Elvis’ Soundtrack Artist with Eminem, Jack White and Tame Impala