Listen: Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful" from 'The Great Gatsby' Soundtrack
4/23/2013 3:37:00 PM
The Great Gatsby's soundtrack is shaping up to be a classic, just like the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel that serves as its source material. The first single, "Over the Love," was a soulful ballad by Florence + The Machine, sang from the perspective of Daisy.
The second single is from another heavy-hitting songstress, Lana Del Rey, with "Young and Beautiful." In a desperate plea, Del Rey croons with her heart on her sleeve, "Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?" over climaxing orchestra strings. Her spine-tingling and vulnerable tone serve an array of insecurities in the record, possibly from Daisy's perspective as well. Jay-Z is producing the album, which features more award-winning artists, including Beyonce and Andre 3000's rendition of Amy Winehouse's, "Back to Black," will.i.am, Gotye and more.
Listen to Lana Del Rey's, "Young and Beautiful," in anticipation of The Great Gatsby, in theaters May 10. The entire soundtrack is set to release May 7.