Lana Del Rey Teases New Music From ‘The Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack: 5 Things Her Photo Could Mean
Lana Del Rey has just posted the logo for the upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby on her official Facebook, fueling rumors that the chanteuse is involved with the movie in some way. Gatsby, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald seminal 1925 novel (which — fun fact! — he wrote while listening to “This Is What Makes Us Girls” on repeat), is due out in May of this year, and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan; it’s directed by Baz Luhrmann, who helmed Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet, which means that it’s pretty much guaranteed to be completely awesome. Although she hasn’t yet made a formal announcement about her role in the production, here are some things that this rather cryptic picture could mean:
1. She’s composing some original music for the film’s soundtrack.
This feels like the likeliest scenario, especially given how director Baz Luhrmann‘s high-concept theatricality aligns nicely with Del Rey’s noirish aesthetic and how, like Del Rey’s music, The Great Gatsby trades in themes of the emptiness of wealth and glamour and the corrosion of the American Dream. (We think. We read it in high school.)
2. The character of Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby was based on Lana Del Rey, and she is just choosing now to reveal it.
Less sure about this one, but it still seems viable.
4. Lana Del Rey is having an affair with the ghost of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Doesn’t that seem like something she would totally do?
5. No, she’s definitely composing some original music for the film’s soundtrack.
In this interview from November, Del Rey explains: “I’ve been helping composers write scores for movies. So, like, there’s a movie coming out in the summer that’s set in the 1920s and it’s been fun for me to write love songs for the woman who is the star.” So yes, she definitely wrote music for The Great Gatsby, and we are definitely ready for it.