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Lana Del Rey’s “Young & Beautiful” First Single from ‘Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack

Announced today, Lana Del Rey’s “Young & Beautiful” is the first song to be a single from the upcoming ‘Great Gatsby’ soundtrack. Lana Del Rey’s “Young & Beautiful” First Single from ‘Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack

Based on the trailers for the upcoming Great Gatsby adaptation, there’s much to like: a return to form for Baz Luhrmann, whose last film Australia was overlong and missed the flash of his other spectacles like Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet, and a highly energetic soundtrack. Yet nowhere amidst the modern, dance- and rock-influenced tracks do we hear the plaintive voice of Lana Del Rey.

However, based on an announcement today, Del Rey’s “Young & Beautiful” is the first cut from the film’s soundtrack to be released as a single.

“Young & Beautiful,” which can be heard here, is another by-the-numbers affair from Del Rey. The track’s format is so familiar by this point you might as well call it “Video Games, Part 2”: soaring strings form the glittering chordal foundation for Del Rey’s yearning, forlorn vocals. This time, the possibly-manufactured chanteuse says in a quavering tone, "Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?" Despite Del Rey’s lyrical triteness (and occasional cringe-worthy efforts like “National Anthem”), this line is about as apt as you can get for the Great Gatsby.

The full soundtrack drops on May 7, with Jay-Z the executive producer. The full tracklist includes:

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

Written on Apr 23 2013 by Irene Test (Google+ profile), writer at KOvideo. Tags: lana del rey young & beautiful the great gatsby

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