There can be More new music from Britney Spears is on the way. Baz Luhrmann says he’s working on a fan-favorite “Viva Las Vegas” remix version of his latest movie Elviswhich mixes Elvis Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas” with Spears’ 2003 song, “Toxic.”
“There’s a lot of love, a lot of intense love for the Britney/Elvis path in the movie, and it’s my obligation to try [to release the song]Luhrmann said rolling rock While promoting his 60th birthday party sponsored by Bombay Sapphire over the weekend.
Released jointly with the new Elvis biopic The movie’s official soundtrack It featured Presley’s original ballads like “If I Could Dream” and “Shady Minds,” as well as new singles like Doja Cat’s “Vegas” and Kacey Musgraves’ “I Can’t Help Falling in Love.” However, the “Viva Las Vegas” remix featuring Spears’ vocals was surprisingly absent from the initial release of the soundtrack.
The remix featured a scene depicting a montage of Presley’s career in Hollywood throughout the 1960s. It quickly exploded on sites like YouTube and TikTok thanks to fan-made recreations that put the two songs together (one track is currently on YouTube). 91.3 million views on TikTok).
Luhrmann confirms it rolling rock That the official version of the remix was “complete”, though he added that he was “just trying to solve it”, citing the consent of the parties involved.
“It’s my passion and commitment to trying to get all parties involved in completing it and presenting it to the masses,” he says, “as I know Britney herself and Elvis are, in many ways, connected on their different journeys.” “
The director, who featured his birthday party favorites Bombay Sapphire Martini and Negroni, previously compared Spears’ career to the king of rock ‘n’ roll in an interview Earlier this year. “Just like Britney, who created the perfect ’90s pop music, you’re richer than God and you’re in the Hollywood bubble,” he says. “That’s what happens to Elvis. He’s gone from being this rebellious, this punk, deep-living with his black music friends performing radical music, to suddenly being isolated in Hollywood doing pop music.”
If a “Toxic” remix of “Viva Las Vegas” finally sees the light of day, it will be Spears’ second release since its rationalization period ended. The singer collaborated with another popular music icon, Elton John, on the duo “Hold Me Closer” last month.
As for the ElvisAfter a successful theatrical release, the film is now available to stream online on HBO Max.