Lana Del Rey's Releases Video For Great Gatsby' Song

( In the whirlwind of publicity leading up to Friday's (May 10) release of the extravagant new movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, singer Lana Del Rey entered the fray with a music video for "Young and Beautiful," the lead single from the film's much-discussed soundtrack.

The gauzy, atmospheric clip features the vocalist singing the grand set piece with a back-lit orchestra. Del Rey sparkles with bejeweled tear drops and diamond-encrusted hoop earrings in the video's many close-up shots.

Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film The Great Gatsby was released on May 7, and features songs from such artists as Beyonce, the xx, Jack White and Jay-Z, who also served as the album's executive producer.

"[The idea] didn't come from 'Let's make a great soundtrack, it came from Fitzgerald,'" the movie's director Baz Luhrmann told MTV about the ambitious soundtrack. "When he wrote that book, he was a modernist, he was in the moment, and the music of the moment was African-American street music called Jazz, and when he put Jazz music in Gatsby, everyone was like 'What are you crazy? It's a fad.' And then he put Hit Parade songs, pop songs, the equivalent of Lana Del Rey singing a beautiful ballad." more on this story is an official news provider for
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