Listen to a song Lana Del Rey wrote for a new Elvis documentary

The short song features in 'The King'

Lana Del Rey has shared a song she contributed to a documentary about Elvis Presley.

The singer released her latest album ‘Lust For Life‘ last July. In a four-star review, NME said: “‘Lust For Life’ deals with themes that’ll be familiar to Lana devotees; faded Hollywood glamour, skewed Americana and terrible love. But this time around, Lana is even more grandiose than usual, with lush, sweeping orchestration draped elegantly over each of the album’s 16 tracks.”

Del Rey shared the track on her Twitter page, along with a clip of the documentary. “My composition ‘Elvis’,” she wrote in the caption. “For the new film called ‘The King’ out now directed by Eugene Jarecki. Listen to ‘Elvis’ below.


The song is one of three demos Del Rey released under the name Sparkler Jump Rope Queen in 2008. You can listen to the full version of it below.

In The King, Jarecki drives across the United States in Presley’s 1963 Rolls Royce while the 2016 presidential election is taking place. The film examines the similarities between America becoming an empire and the star’s transformation into an icon.

Meanwhile, Lana Del Rey recently collaborated with Miles Kane on his single ‘Loaded’. The LA musician co-wrote the track with Kane and Jamie T, but more of her contributions to the Last Shadow Puppets member’s upcoming new album didn’t make the final cut.


Speaking to the Daily Star, Kane explained why he hadn’t used more of Del Rey’s work. “I wanted the new album to be wild, very lively,” he said. “Some of the songs I wrote were slow ballads – they were quite John Lennon-y. That includes other songs I wrote with Lana. I’m still proud of the songs, but they didn’t work for this album.”