April 22, 2013


Lana Del Rey Releases 'Great Gatsby' Single "Young & Beautiful"

The Great Gatsby soundtrack is quickly dropping online in advance of the film's May 10 release. 

Last week, Fergie's contribution "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody" hit the interwebs, followed by a handful of 30-second song previews and then this morning's leak of Jay-Z's "100$ Bill." And now the soundtrack's lead single, Lana Del Rey's "Young and Beautiful," has officially arrived as well.

It's a big, sweeping ballad with piano, violins and Lana's warbly delivery. "Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?" Lana coos. "Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul?"

With a lineup boasting Beyonce, will.i.am, Florence Welch and more, it's a bit surprising to see Lana nab the lead single on the soundtrack. But if the single takes off, perhaps the songbird can finally scrub her image clean of that "Girl that totally f-cked up her Saturday Night Live debut" tag.

Hear the single version above, and a special orchestral version below.