Ivy Levan has been tapped to provide the theme song for the upcoming Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham comedy "Spy." The "Biscuit" singer unveiled his music video, entitled "Who Can You Trust," on Thursday and you can watch it by using the media player included with this article.
"Spy" is a comedy in which mild-mannered CIA analyst Susan Cooper (McCarthy) ventures into the field with an egotistical operative (Statham) in hopes of rescuing her partner. Rose Byrne and Allison Janney also star in the flick written, directed and produced by Paul Feig (who previously directed McCarthy's "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat"). It opens next Friday.
"Who Can You Trust" is the movie's main title and first single off the soundtrack album, which contains fourteen songs used in the from artists like 50 Cent, Iggy Azalea, J. Balvin and Mika. Spy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, along with a companion record featuring 20 score pieces by Theodore Shapiro, will be available next Tuesday, June 2.
This is the biggest placement yet for pop-rock singer and songwriter Levan, whose music has previously been heard in episodes of Cinemax's "Banshee," The CW's "90210," Lifetime's "Dance Moms" and VH1's "Mob Wives." Her song "Money" also made it onto the "Banshee" soundtrack album that was released last March.
She released her debut EP, Introducing the Dame, in 2013 with a follow-up EP entitled Frostbitten earlier this year. The Los Angeles-based performer has also turned out the singles "The Dame Says" and "My Dear Friend," with her debut record targeting an August 7 arrival date. So far, she's drawn comparisons to Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, and Dev.
As far as spy parodies go, "Who Can You Trust" is a solid send-up of the opening themes fans will recall from the James Bond films. But for movie buffs, it probably won't surpass the theme tune and music video that "Weird Al" Yankovic concocted for the 1995 Leslie Nielsen comedy "Spy Hard." That song was not only a hilarious spy-themed composition, but it actually featured an orchestra conducted by Bill Conti, who had previously composed the score on the 1981 Bond movie "For Your Eyes Only."
For more on Ivy Levan, visit his artist page at AXS.