I’ve been a Lana Del Rey fan for a while now, and loved her debut album Born To Die. I was pleased as punch to find out that she was providing a song for Baz Luhrmann’s new “The Great Gatsby” film. I am a ridiculously huge Baz fan – the Moulin Rouge soundtrack remains one of my favorites to this day.
So basically the marriage between a Baz film and Lana is pure heaven.
Now, mix that in with the overly glamourized and sultry nature of “The Great Gatsby” as a story, and you have a recipe for utter perfection.
I am excited to hear the rest of the soundtrack which will be released tomorrow, but in the meantime, this first track from Lana called “Young and Beautiful” is playing on repeat on my iPhone.
The album will be released tomorrow (5/7) on iTunes, but you can download this track today! Enjoy! =)