In 2008, before Lizzy Grant became Lana Del Rey, she uploaded three demos to MySpace under the name Sparkler Jump Rope Queen. Those three demos, “Blue Ribbon,” “Elvis,” and “Axl Rose Husband,” were never officially released, but now she’s revived one of them for filmmaker Eugene Jarecki’s new documentary on Elvis Presley. Guess which one?
In The King, a meditation on both Elvis’ life and on America itself, Jarecki travels across the country in a 1963 Rolls Royce once owned by Elvis. And today, Lana Del Rey took to Twitter to share her contribution to the film in the form of a clip soundtracked by her song “Elvis.” Watch and listen below.
My composition ‘Elvis’
for the new film called ‘The King’ out now directed by Eugene Jarecki pic.twitter.com/k1AqOtPwPz
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) June 30, 2018
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