First Listen: Check Out The Entire “Great Gatsby” Soundtrack

May 2, 2013  |  

If you’re like me, if you’ve been seduced by all the decadence The Great Gatsby promises to deliver. Plus, I love Leonardo Dicaprio as an actor; so needless to say, Gatsby is on my short-list of films to see this summer. This was true before I heard that Jay-Z was producing the entire soundtrack or that Beyoncé and Andre 3000 would collaborate again to cover Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black.” Learning all of the aforementioned information just sweetened the pie.

If you’re curious about Jay-Z is going to do with the soundtrack, you can listen to it, in its entirety over at NPR.

I’ve been listening to it for the past 25 minutes or so and it’s quite interesting. The fusion of the old and new is seamless and I think it’ll work well for the film. Right now, my favorite song so far is “Over The Love” by Florence + The Machine. If you’re not familiar with her work, please know that that woman’s voice is otherworldly.

Check out the soundtrack here and let us know what you think. What’s your favorite track? What do you make of the body of work as a whole?

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