The hype behind Baz Luhrmann’s forthcoming epic The Great Gatsby is at an all-time high and, with the super impressive list of actors and musical artists contributing to the film, rightly so. The most recent Gatsby update comes in the form of a snippet from Lana Del Rey’s lead single from the soundtrack, Young And Beautiful.
Uploaded on Soundcloud, the preview doesn’t give too much away, but is enough of a hit to leave you wanting more. Well played, Del Rey. The songstress finds herself in good company on the film’s official soundtrack, which has been curated by Jay-Z and features the man himself as well as Beyoncé, Florence + The Machine and Andre 3000.
Lana was apparently pretty stoked to have the opportunity to offer a track to the movie, telling Digitial Spy:
“It was an honour to work with Baz Luhrmann 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.”
Listen to the snippet below and prepare for a flood of updates in the coming weeks.
Listen: Lana Del Rey – Young And Beautiful preview