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‘Elvis’ Composer Blended Austin Butler’s and Elvis Presley’s Vocals Together

In Baz Luhrmann's box-office biopic epic Elvis the aesthetic is key, the enormity of the scale is a must, but the sound is the soul. In a film dedicated to the life of a cultural king whose legacy is his rich voice and iconic appearance, so much of the film's integrity is riding on the way these factors are presented. Once again enlisting the talents of composer Elliott Wheeler and music editor Jamieson Shaw, Luhrmann opted to present Elvis Presley's music in a more authentic way by utilizing both the original tracks and actor Austin Butler's own vocal talents.
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Ghosts, The Sea, & Other Haunting Moments In Country Music

One of may favorite things about country music is how diverse the sound and content can be. There can be grand love songs, beachy beer-drinking songs, melancholic break-up songs. But one of my personal favorite vibes is the haunting country song. Now, I’ll admit I’m going to be a little broad with this phrase. When I think of haunting country songs, I think of songs that talk about ghosts or southern mythology or that have that specific almost bluesy sound. […] The post Ghosts, The Sea, & Other Haunting Moments In Country Music first appeared on Whiskey Riff.
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As soon as Luke Combs released the tracklist for his new album, Growin’ Up, listeners were quick to notice his collaboration with Miranda Lambert (the only one on the album). For many of us, the duet took a quick lead as our favorite, and also solidified that Lambert truly...
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