Lana Del Rey, Jack White, and Florence + The Machine are some of the artists included on Baz Luhrmmann‘s The Great Gatsby film soundtrack. I think the soundtrack is going to be better than the film. I wish Beyonce and Andre 3000 weren’t covering Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black” and I wish will.i.am and Fergie weren’t on it, but WHATEVER. Ms. Del Rey alluded to working on the film many tweets ago, and it’s true, it’s all true.
On contributing to the film’s soundtrack my lovely polarizing Lana told Digital Spy,
It was an honor to work with Baz Luhrmann on his amazing adaptation of one of the most extraordinary books ever written. The movie is highly glamorous and exciting; Rick Nowels and I were thrilled to write the song for the film.
Jay-Z produced the album, so you have him to blame or thank for all of this. On using contemporary artists for a film set in the 1920’s, he said,
The Great Gatsby is that classic American story of one’s introduction to extravagance, decadence and illusion.
It’s ripe for experimentation and ready to be interpreted with a modern twist. The imagination Baz brought to Moulin Rouge! made it a masterpiece, and Romeo + Juliet’s score wasn’t just in the background; the music became a character.
This film’s vision and direction has all the makings of an epic experience.
Beyonce and Jay-Z are busy pissing off Congress, so here’s hoping the album goes over better than their vacation.
Here’s the full tracklisting:
1. ‘100$ Bill’ – Jay-Z
2. ‘Back To Black’ – Beyoncé x André 3000
3. ‘Bang Bang’ – will.i.am
4. ‘A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)’ – Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock
5. ‘Young And Beautiful’ – Lana Del Rey
6. ‘Love Is The Drug’ – Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
7. ‘Over The Love’ – Florence + The Machine
8. ‘Where The Wind Blows’ – Coco O of Quadron
9. ‘Crazy in Love’ – Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
10. ‘Together’ – The xx
11. ‘Hearts A Mess’ – Gotye
12. ‘Love Is Blindness’ – Jack White
13. ‘Into the Past’ – Nero
14. ‘Kill and Run’ – Sia