Remember a year ago, when the Internet couldn’t shut up Lana Del Rey’s debut, Born to Die? The lovers and haters may never reconcile, but she’s still out there feeding the music-blog machine.
Case in point: This morning, Del Rey pulled back the curtain on “Young and Beautiful,” her contribution to the Jay-Z curate soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby (which stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and a general lack of tasteful restraint).
“Young and Beautiful” has appeared in ads for the film, which makes sense because like seemingly all of Lana Del Rey’s catalog, it’s a sweeping epic about being young forever and going to parties. It asks a question at the center of Luhrmann’s film: “Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful?”
The soundtrack to The Great Gatsby also features songs by Jack White, Beyonce and Andre 3000, Fergie, Florence + the Machine, and a host of others. It hits stores May 7—three days before the film opens in theaters.
Read More on EW.com:
Listen to Jay-Z’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ soundtrack sampler, featuring Fergie, Lana Del Rey, Jack White and more
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See the Brooks Brothers ‘Great Gatsby’ menswear collection
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