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Måneskin’s Cover of Elvis Presley’s ‘If I Can Dream’ Features a Visual That Channels ’70s Glam

Check out the video for Måneskin’s rendition of Elvis Presley’s ‘If I Can Dream’. The song was initially created for the soundtrack of the Elvis biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann.

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Before releasing it on streaming sites last month, the band initially teased the song during their performance at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin. The Italian rockers have now released a music video for the song that includes scenes from the film it was composed for. Take a look at it below:

Speaking to NME for their recent Big Read cover story, Måneskin frontman Damiano David said of their cover: “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. He saw that between the lines we were going to be able to give something else to show the sweet side of Elvis. I think we did a great job!”

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David 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.”

David previously stated that the group would probably always do covers during live performances.

He said that it’s one of the coolest things one can do. A song that you write and subsequently publish is no longer your own. You gave it to everyone as a gift.

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Eminem, Tame Impala, Stevie Nicks, Jack White, Swae Lee, Diplo, Chris Isaak, Denzel Curry, Jazmine Sullivan, Pnau and other artists have songs on the Elvis soundtrack as well.

The band Måneskin will perform at the Reading & Leeds Festival in August 2022 before taking the stage at The O2 Arena in London on 8th May.


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