Måneskin release Elvis cover

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18 Jun 2022, 21:25

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And you need to hear it now.

2021 Eurovision winners-turned-rock-sensations Måneskin have released a new cover version of Elvis Presley's classic 'If I Can Dream', taken from the soundtrack to the Baz Luhrmann's Elvis.

Written by songwriter Walter Earl Brown and notable for its similarities with Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 'I Have a Dream' speech, the song was originally recorded by Presley in June 1968, just months after the assassination of civil rights leader King on April 4th, 1968.

Hear Måneskin's throaty version here.

The band previously teased the track during their performance at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest in Turin last month, alongside recent single 'Supermodel'.

You can watch that performance here.

The Italian band recently hit back at Mick Jagger's comments on Swedish radio where he said that hearing newer acts like Machine Gun Kelly and Yungblud had assured the Rolling Stones singer that there is "still a bit of life in rock 'n' roll".

Speaking to NME, Måneskin singer Damiano David assessed the British rock icon’s views as “a very old-fashioned way to see it”.

He continued; “In my head what we’re doing is very different to what MGK is doing, which is very far from what Yungblud is doing, which is very far from what Willow Smith is doing, but a lot of artists are bringing back that kind of sound and energy: distorted guitars and real drums, to fucking play with a band with real analogue sounds, stage-diving – all the rock’n’roll shit. Music is just developing. Everything is colliding and mixing in a good way.”

Måneskin's cover of 'If I Can Dream' is out now.