The Great Gatsby’s
The soundtrack of The Great Gatsby is already something
of legend thanks to an executive producer named Jay-Z, a cover
of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” by Beyoncé and André 3000,
and other contributing artists including Lana Del Rey,
Jack White, The xx, Florence and the Machine and Bryan Ferry.
Jay-Z opens the soundtrack with a brand new track titled
“100$ Bill” which is followed by the “Back to Black” cover.
Both Florence and the Machine and The xx also contributed
new music in the form of “Over the Love” and “Together”.
Jack White’s cover of U2′s “Love Is Blindness” and Gotye’s
“Hearts a Mess” are also featured. According to a press release,
Jay-Z and director Baz Luhrmann worked on the project
over the past two years, “translating the Jazz Age sensibility
of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel into the musical equivalents
of our own times, through the blending of hip-hop,
traditional jazz and other contemporary musical textures.”
Below, you can watch a new trailer for the film featuring
snippets of Beyoncé and André’s, Florence and the Machine
along with an original by Lana Del Rey titled “Young and Beautiful”.
Beginning May 7th, the soundtrack will be available digitally
and as a 17-track deluxe edition exclusively at Target.
The Great Gatsby is directed by Baz Luhrmann,
stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan,
and Tobey Maguire. In theaters on May 10th.
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