Ahead of Baz Luhrmann's Elvis Presley biographical film Elvis, which will be released on June 24, will include a new single called "Vegas" for the film's companion album.
Vegas, which will be released next month, includes interpolations of 'Hound Dog,' a song originally by Big Mama Thornton, and (in)famously covered by Presley. Snippets of the song have revealed that 'Vegas' contains vocal samples of Thornton's original 'Hound Dog.' Thornton will be shown in the film, according to Shonka Dukureh.
Snippet of 'VEGAS's new song for the next Elvis biopic.
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The Elvis companion album will be released sometime this summer via RCA, which has been the home of Presley's catalog since the 1950s. RCA has not confirmed an exact release date for the article, nor have they detailed if the album will be a soundtrack, a score, or strictly a compilation of Presley covers, according to the label. According to RCA, "the album will include variations on Presley material, which includes contributions from a number of names artists."
Doja performed "Vegas" in full during her set at Coachella, sparking up excitement for new music. Also during her set, she announced that Taco Bell, of whom she is a business partner, will bring back the fan-favorite.