Earlier this evening, during the airing of the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on the CBS Network, Walt Disney Studios provided an exclusive sneak peek at its upcoming film, Maleficent (May 30, 2014). Featured in the ad for the film was a cover of the 1959 Sleeping Beauty classic, ‘Once Upon A Dream’ as performed by Lana Del Rey, which will play over the closing credits for the film. Del Rey was also nominated in two categories for the coveted Grammy: Best Pop Vocal (Paradise), Best Song Written for Visual Media (‘Young and Beautiful’ for The Great Gatsby). Del Rey’s ‘Summertime Sadness’ was also nominated for Best Re-mixed Recording, Non-classical for its mix by Cedric Gervais. You can check out the teaser trailer embedded below.
Also, through February 3, you can download the ‘Once Upon A Dream’ track by Lana Del Rey FREE exclusively from Google Play.
Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
The single is expected to be released on February 4, while the original motion picture soundtrack for Maleficent has a slated release date of May 30, 2014.
(Note artwork featured above is not official)