June 3, 2022
SWAE LEE & DIPLO RELEASE “TUPELO SHUFFLE” FEAT. GARY CLARK JR. AND AUSTIN BUTLER
SWAE LEE & DIPLO TO PERFORM AT THE 2022 MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS
ELVIS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK SET TO BE RELEASED JUNE 24TH VIA HOUSE OF IONA/RCA RECORDS
[New York, NY – June 3, 2022] Today, Swae Lee & Diplo drop new single “Tupelo Shuffle” featuring Gary Clark Jr. (who plays Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup in the film) and Austin Butler (who give voice to Elvis Presley on the track and plays him in the film) from the ELVIS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack via House of Iona/RCA Records – click here to listen. This latest release follows Doja Cat’s melodic single “Vegas” – the visual for Doja’s track is out now, click here to watch. The soundtrack is set to be released the same date as Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming film ELVIS, June 24th, starring Austin Butler and Tom Hanks.
Named after Tupelo, Mississippi, “Tupelo Shuffle” holds great significance to both Swae Lee and Diplo as it’s not only both of their hometowns, but the hometown of Elvis Presley as well. With that special connection, this single became a notable collaboration giving homage to a place both artists share with Elvis. Elvis always held Tupelo very dear to his heart, giving back to his community and returning to raise money for underprivileged children when he was 21 years old. Tupelo was also the first place Elvis saw Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup performing “That’s All Right” as a kid and from that point forward, Elvis looked up to him and his artistry.
To kick off the release of their latest single, Swae Lee & Diplo will be performing “Tupelo Shuffle” at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards this Sunday, June 5th, at 8pm ET/PT. Diplo will also debut “Tupelo Shuffle” for the first time during his set at iHeartRadio’s Wango Tango this Saturday, June 4th, which will broadcast across iHeartRadio CHR stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio App, as well as stream live on The CW App and cwtv.com.
Listen to Swae Lee & Diplo’s “Tupelo Shuffle”: https://diploswaelee.lnk.to/tupeloshuffle
ELVIS is an epic, big-screen spectacle from visionary filmmaker Baz Luhrmann that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler) through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Tom Hanks). The soundtrack features Elvis’s extraordinary body of work spanning the 1950s, 60s and 70s, while also celebrating his diverse musical influences and enduring impact on popular artists today.