'The Great Gatsby' Brings New Music from Beyoncé, Lana, and Florence
By Andrew Villagomez
With Jay-Z's role as an executive producer of the upcoming, and much anticipated, new film version of The Great Gatsby, you know the soundtrack is going to be a must-hear this summer.
“The Great Gatsby is that classic American story of one’s introduction to extravagance, decadence and illusion. It’s ripe for experimentation and ready to be interpreted with a modern twist," said Jay-Z in a previous statement. Working with director Baz Luhrmann and executive music supervisor, Anton Monsted, The Great Gatsby brings together an array of talent.
In the new trailer not only do we get more taste of the film, but we hear Beyoncé and André 300 preform a cover to Amy Whinehouse's "Back To Black," and new songs from Lana Del Rey and Florence + The Machine.
Del Rey's single, "Young and Beautiful," will be the first to drop (scheduled to be out before the end of the month). “It was an honor to work with Baz Lurhmann on his amazing adaptation of one of the most extraordinary books ever written. The movie is highly glamorous and exciting; Rick Nowels and I were thrilled to write the song for the film,” she commented.
And If that wasn't enough to make your day, the soundtrack list has been revealed, and the talent pool expands to a even greater mix for what appears to be a promising album to have in one's collection:
1. 100$ Bill - JAY Z
2. Back To Black - Beyoncé x André 3000
3. Bang Bang - will.i.am
4. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) - Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock
5. Young And Beautiful - Lana Del Rey
6. Love Is The Drug - Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
7. Over The Love - Florence + The Machine
8. Where The Wind Blows - Coco O. of Quadron
9. Crazy in Love - Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
10. Together – The xx
11. Hearts A Mess - Gotye
12. Love Is Blindness – Jack White
13. Into the Past - Nero
14. Kill and Run - Sia
The Great Gatsby is due in theaters on May 10 (both 3D and 2D), and the soundtrack will be out on May 6—with a deluxe version that will include three bonus tracks. Which song are you most looking forward to hearing?