Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Lana Del Rey: Young And Beautiful (The Great Gatsby soundtrack)

Co-written with director Baz Luhrmann, Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful" is the hands down best song on The Great Gatsby soundtrack: lush, haunting, and with lyrics that manage to perfectly compliment what promises to be a bold new adaptation of perhaps the finest American novel of the 20th century, published in 1925 and the most famous work of F. Scott Fitzgerald. 

The film premieres May 10; it also opens this year's Cannes Film Festival which runs May 15-26.  The soundtrack, executive-produced by Jay-Z, will be released May 7.

Most likely a video befitting this gorgeous track is just around the corner. While we wait, thankfully there is the audio for us to enjoy....over and over and over again.


The video was uploaded to the web today to coincide with the film's wide release.  Lana Del Rey looks as glamorous as ever in the clip shot by directors Chris Sweeney and Sophie Muller who have partly found inspiration in the segments from Disney's original 1940 Fantasia in which Leopold Stokowski is seen conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra.