A never-heard-before, totally new and different version of METALLICA‘s classic song “Nothing Else Matters” is available for hearing below.
The track appears twice in Disney‘s new movie Jungle Cruise, which is being released today (Friday, July 30) will in U.S. theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access.
METALLICA commented: “It was an honor to work with renowned, legendary composer James Newton Howard as we reimagined the song by performing his arrangement and creating a rendition we like to think is fit for an excursion through the Amazon.
“The film stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt who take the fan favorite ride and transform it to a theatrical adventure. Not only are we big fans of Disney, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work with Howard, an eight-time Oscar nominee who has been recognized for films such as ‘The Fugitive’, ‘Michael Clayton’, and ‘The Village’.
“Our collaboration with Howard will be featured on the film’s soundtrack, available to stream or download on your favorite music platforms.”
It was last September that METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich first confirmed the band was working with James Newton Howard on an orchestral version of “Nothing Else Matters” for the “Jungle Cruise” movie.
“It really goes back to [Disney production president] Sean Bailey, who is a lifelong rock fan, and is just all-around one of the greatest, most friendly, generous, warm, and embracing people you’ll find in the music business,” Ulrich told Collider. “I think he’s always been a METALLICA fan, and we’ve gotten to know each other well. My wife and I are big Disney fans, so there’s a great friendship there, and he’s always looked for the right match where there was a way that METALLICA could contribute to some project of theirs. This was the right fit, with Sean leading the calvary, and with James Newton Howard and his track record, and what he’s done.”