Doja Cat is to cover a classic Elvis Presley track for a new album.
The 26-year-old rapper is reportedly set to drop a cover of the iconic song ‘Hound Dog’ and join a host of other current stars as part of an album celebrating the late rock n roll king’s back catalog for coincide with the upcoming biopic ‘Elvis.’
A source said: “It’s hugely controversial. Elvis fans are die-hard fans and consider any tampering sacrilege, but Warner Bros wanted to bring his music to a new audience. He’s one of the most successful musicians in all time, but this album will help introduce his music to a new generation of kids.”
Swae Lee, who is part of hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd and is known for collaborating with Madonna on her ‘Madame X’ album, is also reportedly set to join the ‘Woman’ hitmaker on the soundtrack.
The insider went on to explain that the goal behind the album – due out in the summer of 2022 – will help “bring Elvis’ music back to the masses” in the same vein as the hype around Freddie’s biopic. Mercury “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
The source told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: “The hope is that the record, along with the film, will help bring his music back to the masses and kick-start a huge surge in streaming services – which has spent with Queen Music when the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” was released.”
“Elvis” is directed by Baz Luhrmann and stars Austin Butler as the late rock and roll icon – who died of a heart attack in 1977 at the age of 42 – as well as the winner of a Oscar Tom Hanks as his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.
The biopic – which was filmed in Australia in 2020 – is set to premiere next month at the Cannes Film Festival before hitting theaters on June 24.