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LISTEN: Lana Del Rey Revives Old ‘Elvis’ Demo For ‘The King’ Documentary



Lana Del Rey has released "Elvis," a tribute song dedicated to the late King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley.

The song dropped in time for the arrival of the documentary The King, Directed by Eugene Jarecki, it centers on the life and career of the music icon.

Streat Lana Del Rey's 'Elvis'

The 33-year-old singer-songwriter dropped the new track on Sunday, June 30, via Twitter. She also attached a short video that features old photos and video footages of Presley.

"Elvis" is in line with Del Rey's brand of nostalgic music. The lyrics of the song is peppered by recognizable motifs reminiscent of Presley and the old Americana.

"Elvis, where are you when I need you most?" the song goes. "White comp sequin jumpsuit ghost/ Pick me up and make a toast/ Champagne in the air/ Tipping back his head, relaxing/ 'Thank you very much' and I'm laughing/ All my chantilly lace catching/ Baby, on the chandelier."

The song was actually a demo first recorded back in 2008, reported Consequence of Sound. Del Rey posted the track on her MySpace page from when she was still using the glorious stage name Sparkle Jump Rope Queen. The full version of the song remains unreleased until now.

Billboard adds that the diva also recorded demos for "Blue Ribbon" and "Axl Rose Husband" from the same era. Both tracks also remain unreleased.

This, of course, is not the California-based singer's first foray into original motion picture soundtracks. She also contributed songs to Maleficent, Big Eyes, and was even nominated for an Oscar for "Young and Beautiful," a song from The Great Gatsby.

Del Rey released her most recent album, Lust For Life, last year.

'The King' Documentary

The King follows the meteoric rise and fall of the King of Rock and Roll. It takes into the discussion the "American Dream" during the tumultuous time under President Donald J. Trump.

In the documentary, Jarecki invites everyone, including regular folks and celebrities, on the back of his Rolls Royce. He drives across the country to talk about the significance of Presley and his music in the lives of Americans.

The King already premiered at Sundance, but it is now open in theaters across the United States. Watch the star-studded trailer below.


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