Lana Del Rey + Gatsby

I wonder how many of y’all actually thought Lana Del Rey’s Young and Beautiful suited The Great Gatsby. I did.

LDR - Y+BIn fact the entire soundtrack was just bafflingly amazing. Read the backstory. Jay-Z worked on it extensively.

“While we acknowledge, as Fitzgerald phrased it, ‘the Jazz Age,’ and this is the period represented on screen, we — our audience — are living in ‘the Hip-Hop Age’ and want our viewers to feel the impact of modern-day music the way Fitzgerald did for the readers of his novel at the time of its publication.” – Baz Luhrmann (via Wikipedia

Here’s Lana :


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