“Young” and “beautiful” are two words it’s safe to assume have been used to describe Lana Del Rey a few times before. After teasing us with a snippet last week, the talented and attractive Ms Del Rey’s new song, Young & Beautiful, is online in full for your listening pleasure.
The track is classic LDR – moody, atmospheric, cinematic and brave yet still fragile. In other words, it’s the perfect song to set the mood for a movie scene. Good thing, then, that Young & Beautiful will feature on the soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.
Del Rey is just one of many high-profile musical acts offering up new songs for the film’s soundtrack. Jay-Z, Florence and the Machine, The xx and Sia also have fresh tunes on offer while Jack White covers U2 and Beyoncé and André 3000 take on Amy Winehouse’s hit Back To Black.
You can check out Lana Del Rey’s Young & Beautiful below and the soundtrack sampler here.
Listen: Lana Del Rey – Young & Beautiful
The Great Gatsby Soundtrack tracklist
1. Jay-Z – 100$ Bill
2. Beyonce and André 3000 – Back to Black
3. will.i.am – Bang Bang
4. Fergie, Q-Tip and GoonRock – A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)
5. Lana Del Rey – Young and Beautiful
6. Bryan Ferry with the Bryan Ferry Orchestra – Love Is the Drug
7. Florence and the Machine – Over the Love
8. Coco O of Quadron – Where The Wind Blows
9. Emelie Sande and the Bryan Ferry Orchestra – Crazy in Love (Beyonce cover)
10. The xx – Together
11. Gotye – Hearts a Mess
12. Jack White – Love Is Blindness (U2 Cover)
13. Nero – Into the Past
14. Sia – Kill and Run