Monday 22 April 2013

[New Music] Lana Del Rey Slays Us All With Great Gatsby's "Young & Beautiful"!

Ergh, Lana Del Rey you are just too perfect! Just released is her Great Gatsby contribution Young and Beautiful, and it's everything you (and I) hoped it would be.

Moody, broody with a melody- particularly at the bridge- that can take a listener's breath away, this song has already established itself up there with other classics like Video Games and Born To Die- and that's just after one listen! I really don't understand how people can get her talent twisted when she keeps writing sumptuous songs like this. Lana, you've done it again!

Take a listen to Young and Beautiful, below.

And just when you thought you couldn't get any more #dead, take a listen to the "DH Orchestral Version" of the song. This is all getting too much.


  1. I may be the only one who doesn't like this. But the first one was slightly horrendous though the second one was better. I don't even like the lyrics.

  2. I like the choruses, and the bridge. But I hate the verses. The highlight of the song is the strings and the orchestral feel of the song. Overall it's good, not her best.
    Still looking forward to some other music from this soundtrack from a certain artist. :)

  3. Yeah, it is very beautiful :-) verses, choruses, bridge, its sound -> LOVE

  4. It's really good!! Florence and Lana made really good music for this movie. I kinda feel sorry for Beyonce, that's no way she can top that two.

  5. Lyrically, this isn't Lana's best, but I do like the song.

  6. There are parts I like about it but I think the phrasing is what I dislike the most it seems so sloppy to me. But I think it may be just my taste.

  7. I really love it! I introduced a friend to both this website and to Lana and her reaction to the song went as follows:

  8. Lana is definitely an acquired taste. I hated her voice at first, and even though I found her songs to be well produced, I could not listen to her music.

  9. YES! Her phrasing is odd and sloppy, her lows are foggy, her live performances never surpass 'average' and are generally atrocious! When I listen to her, I can't get rid of the mental image of a snobby, rich girl that simply wants to play singer.

    Some of her songs are great, but some I feel are complete crap. I mean, "my pussy tastes like pepsi cola"? It makes me burst into laughter every time. Especially because pepsi is a second rate brand of cola.

  10. Standard Lana. Slow, dreary song with a less than impressive vocal.

  11. DON'T YOU DARE TALK BAD ABOUT THE ICONIC SONG "COLA"! (Stan Moment) LOL I don't care how ridiculous that song is, that line is what made me a fan of Lana bahaha

  12. It kinda turns me off of her even more

  13. LOL to each their own. The song was a more of an inside joke for me and some friends, but it put me on to some of her other music, which is actually quite good imo.

  14. How does every post on this site end up being a 'Beyonce fans vs her detractors'? lol

  15. Well it would make sense for her not to "top" them in any way, because as you said; Florence and Lana MADE really good music for this movie. They're releasing and singing original music. Beyonce is covering a song. If she were writing an original, it would be a different story.
    I'm personally excited for Bey's cover, though of course everyone will deify Amy (I won't say she wasn't talented) and call Beyonce talentless and say she misses the mark. It's always the way when people cover recently dead artists. It's a shame.

  16. She just suffers terribly with stage fright. She needs to focus on her breathing when she performs live. She has said, herself, that she's never wanted to be someone who has to sing live; she finds herself at home in a studio, looking after music and making it come to life. She mucks around with her voice loads, in terms of placement, and then selects what sounds best for the section. She doesn't have that decision when live, and often goes flat because she is trying to push a certain 'signature' sound haha.

    I'm not a massive Lana fan, but I can't help but listen to most of her songs purely for their sumptuous and intricate backing instrumentals. Her composition is always spot on.

  17. I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE ARE INFATUATED WITH HER MUSIC?!?!? I really try hard to understand, like I want to understand what is this woman's appeal

  18. It's good, definitely not her best though. I wish she had done more lyrically but the music is great as always.

  19. I'm in love. what can I add?

  20. From the little I've heard so far, IMHO she might have very well missed the mark.

  21. From what I hear, I don't like it either. Her cover sounds like the odd one out next to Lana's and Florence's new songs. Honestly, I think that the original by Amy herself would have better suited the film and the trailer.

  22. Never been a Lana fan, but i kind of like this, i think its probably the music behind the vocal that I like though, her voice just doesn't seem to build up or go any where, which is what I like in a song.... Now Florence's Gatsby offering... that I like!

  23. Hahaha awesome pic! :D

  24. I agree with the lyrical comments but she more than makes up for it with her incredible vocal delivery and one thing I really do like about her is she retains a sense of mystique, even although she is well exposes in the spotlight. It makes her new releases such a surprising pleasure to listen to :)

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