If I Can Dream (From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ELVIS)-[Maneskin]

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The talian rockers Maneskin have just released their cover of Elvis Presley’s “If I Can Dream,” which is featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming biopic Elvis due out in theatres on June 24, 2022.

The film stars Austin Butler as Presley, while Tom Hanks, stars as his infamous manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Directed by Baz Luhrmann, Elvis includes songs from a wide variety of artists such as Jack White, Stevie Nicks, Tame Impala, and Eminem. The ballad “If I Can Dream” was originally composed by Walter Earl Brown, but was later made famous by Presley when he released a version of it in 1968. 

Maneskin frontman Damiano David explained how their involvement with the movie came to be, “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,” the Italian rocker explained.

“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.”

The singer added that the Elvis movie is “crazy good,” and is up there with Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody in terms of quality. Listen to Maneskin if you like; Barns Courtney, The White Stripes, or Des Rocs.

Listen to “If I Can Dream” from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ELVIS by Maneskin