In a single off the Jay-Z-excutive produced The Great Gatsby soundtrack, Lana Del Rey poses the question, “will you still love me when I’m not longer young and beautiful?” How can we say no when LDR shines (literally shines) with crystalized tear drops – a la Game but 10x classier – and diamond encrusted hoop earrings. Needless to say Lana, backed by a full orchestra, captures the essence of the ballad with just softly lit spotlight.
Lana Del Rey has a knack for creating beautiful full tracks for television and movies and with the grandiose nature of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, Lana fits right in. Her contribution to the soundtrack goes by the title, “Young & Beautiful,” where LDR sings about love, beauty and an aging future. Lana shines on this single but then again this theme is her world.
Pre-order The Great Gatsby soundtrack on iTunes today. “Young & Beautiful” has two versions – the single version and an orchestral version (which is my fave). Enjoy the streams!
Lana Del Rey & Barrie James‘ take on Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood‘s “Summer Wine”.
Andre 3000 & Beyoncé, Lana Del Rey and Florence + The Machine build up the atmosphere in the latest The Great Gatsby trailer which premiered at 6am PT this morning. After news broke that Beyonce and André 3000 were covering Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black,” the single is now available to be heard in the first third of the 2:44-minute trailer. Following the Winehouse cover “Back To Black” is a new Lana Del Rey song titled “Young and Beautiful” (my personal favorite in the trailer and coming out as a single on April 23). Florence + The Machine with “Over The Love” closes out the movie trailer.
Notice the grand ol’ music lineup listed at the end of the trailer?
I also noticed that the tracklist was already floating around the internet.
The Great Gatsby tracklist
01. Jay-Z: “100$ Bill”
02. Beyoncé and André 3000: Back to Black”
03. will.i.am: “Bang Bang”
04. Fergie, Q-Tip and GoonRock: “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)”
05. Lana Del Rey: “Young and Beautiful”
06. Bryan Ferry Woth the Bryan Ferry Orchestra: “Love Is the Drug”
07. Florence and the Machine: “Over the Love”
08. Coco O of Quadron: “Where The Wind Blows”
09. Emeli Sandé and the Bryan Ferry Orchestra: “Crazy in Love”
10. The xx: “Together”
11. Gotye: “Hearts a Mess”
12. Jack White: “Love Is Blindness”
13. Nero: “Into the Past”
14. Sia: “Kill and Run”
Nice, right? The Jay-Z-helmed soundtrack is 14 tracks total and there will be a 17-track deluxe edition that will be only available at Target. The U.S. release date for the soundtrack is May 7 and the international release date is May 6. The Great Gatsby film is out in theaters May 10.
Lana Del Rey releases a dimly lit visual, filled with closeups and flickering lights, to accompany her cover of 70s ballad “Chelsea Hotel No 2,” originally performed by Leonard Cohen. Quick fact: the single was written after his short-lived relationship with Janis Joplin and the Chelsea Hotel is a cultural landmark located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood.
Lana captured the tone pretty accurately.
New visuals from my wife.
Video after video.
My wife continues to impress me. Pick this Rick Rubin collaboration up on the deluxe version of Born To Die, titled, Born to Die: The Paradise Edition. Look out for it November 13th.
My wife new video.
Who are we to complain when we get the chance to post a picture of Lana Del Rey rocking out with her tongue strategically placed between her index finger and pinky? Anyways, there are two good things about this post. One, the picture, and two, the Das Racist remix of LDR’s “National Anthem.” Never thought I would hear the trio place some witty wordplay on the fan-favorite track. Pleasant surprise, indeed.