‘Gatsby’ soundtrack to feature Jay-Z, Lana del Rey, The xx and more
Jay-Z has long called himself the new Sinatra, but now he might be on a Fitzgerald-identifying kick as well.
The rapper-mogul is executive-producing Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of the classic novel of class-strivers and myth-making, and fans wondered how his musical sensibilities would inform the film. On Thursday, Interscope Records released the track list for the film’s official soundtrack, and it’s a mix of top-shelf indie, regal hip-hop and neo-jazz interludes.
Highlights include Beyonce and Andre 3000’s cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black”; several tracks by Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry and the Bryan Ferry Orchestra; and the kickoff single from Lana del Rey “Young and Beautiful,” which she wrote with Luhrmann collaborating.
Other notable acts appearing include Gotye, Jack White, Florence + the Machine, The xx and Jay-Z’s own “100$ Bill.”
The soundtrack is to be officially released May 7, with a deluxe edition featuring three extra tracks as a Target exclusive. The full soundtrack is below, and it seems Jay-Z was not kidding about being an indie rock fan and Coachella-band kingmaker. But few artists have as much credibility about rising in New York society on the strength of a persona, and we’re waiting intently to see how his vision plays out in the film.
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
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