Metallica have released a new orchestral version of “Nothing Else Matters.”
The new rendition of the “Nothing Else Matters” appears in the forthcoming Disney film Jungle Cruise twice. The “reimagined” version of the 1992 hit is a tense, high stakes instrumental. It’s sure to fit the film perfectly as Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson and Emily Blunt trek through the Amazon.
“It was an honour 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,” Metallica explain.
Listen to the new version of “Nothing Else Matters” below.
“The film stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt who take the fan favourite ride and transform it to a theatrical adventure,” Metallica add. “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.”
Metallica have been quite busy as of late. They recently announced a 30th anniversary reissue of their 1991 self-titled album (known as The Black Album) on September 10th via Blackened Recordings. Alongside the reissue, Metallica is dropping The Metallica Blacklist. It will be an expansive 53-track covers album that will benefit a whole slew of charities.
Blacklist sees a bunch of artists delivering their own renditions of tracks from The Black Album. It’ll feature covers from St. Vincent, PUP, Phoebe Bridgers, Mac Demarco, and many more.
Check out more info about the reissue here.