Typically, when one sees a soundtrack of a movie, they don’t think much of it. But when Jay-Z compiles said soundtrack, every music blog and news outlet rushes to cover it. So was the case with Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.
It is now some time since huge posters with leonardio de caprio as gatsby covered the front of every cinema in the world. Thus the hype surrounding the movie is long gone.
Nevertheless, this exceptional soundtrack shouldn’t be forgotten by the fact that the movie isn’t the hot topic anymore. Especially The XX’s “togehter” and André 3000 and Beyoncé’s cover-collaboration, putting their spin on Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black, should be on every chill list.
So grab your headphones, turn the volume up, lean back and press play. Beacouse you’re in for a smooth ride!
Jay-Z was the executive producer on Gatsby. For this soundtrack, Jay-Z worked alongside a number of top artists including Beyoncé, André 3000, will.i.am, Lana Del Rey, Florence + the Machine and many, many more.