One of the most anticipated albums of 2013 is the Jay-Z-curated soundtrack to The Great Gatsby (out May 7), and for good reason: it has some of today’s most relevant and essential acts turning out melodramatic numbers covering the entire pop landscape. With names like Beyonce, Lana Del Rey, Andre 3000, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, Emeli Sande and The xx, nobody will even notice that their are also contributions from will.i.am and Fergie confusingly shoehorned into the roster.
The album sampler was unveiled on Tuesday, and today (April 17) Interscope has posted Florence Welch‘s smoldering contribution, “Over The Love,” in full. The music finds Welch’s theatrical bombast somewhat toned down, though her voice sounds as evocative as ever. The slow trickle leads to a powerful closing crescendo with Florence wailing as strings rise and she chants “I can see the green light / I can see it in your eyes.” As GQ points out, it seems to be sung from Daisy’s perspective, and is full of literary markers faithful to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book. Hear it after the jump.
Florence + The Machine — “Over The Love”