Thu 18 Apr 2013
The latest movie retelling of the Great Gatsby hits theaters on May 10th (and opens the Cannes film festival on May 15) and I’m looking forward to finally being able to see how director Baz Luhrmann adds his own brand of over-the-top lushness to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic tale of #RichPeopleProblems. Just looking at the set photos and the trailers, we already know this will be a visual overload of bugle-beaded decadence. Makes sense that Luhrmann is presenting it in 3D. I bet his other films like Moulin Rouge and that glam-punk version of Romeo and Juliet would have been rad in 3D as well.
But meanwhile, the soundtrack for Great Gatsby is an event in and of itself. There’s the fact that Jay-Z is the “executive producer” (which also means skillfully inserting his initials into the graphics of cover art). The fact that Beyonce and Andre 3000 are paired together on a cover of the late Amy Winehouse’ “Back in Black.” Plus original music from all my favorites like Sia, Emeli Sande, Jack White, The xx and more! This is shaping up to be my favorite compilation since all 300 Twilight soundtracks (Don’t laugh at me! They were really good.)
Speaking of the Great Gatsby soundtrack, I’ve had this Florence and the Machine track “Over The Love” on repeat ever since GQ debuted it yesterday. And it figures that our friend Emile Haynie produced it…nobody can make that haunting lady-of-the-lake music for today’s female singers like him. We hear Emile also worked on the film score with Luhrmann in Australia!
Check out my new favorite song…Florence and the Machine “Over The Love”…
And listen to snippets from the Great Gatsby soundtrack…
After the jump
Florence and the Machine: “Over The Love” (Produced by Emile)
PS: did you know Florence Welch has her own jewelry that she sells online? Check out some of her pieces at Flotique.
And here’s a sampler of the rest of the Great Gatsby soundtrack…
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