On a soundtrack that features Beyonce, Lana Del Rey and Florence & The Machine, it comes as a surprise that the strongest offering yet from The Great Gatsby might be from British EDM trio Nero — but hey, here we are! The just-leaked song, “Into the Past,” is rich and luminous and sad and textured and absolutely enormous: Heavy breaths lead into aggressive bass that’s as dark and ominous as the chorus is transcendent, with Alana Watson‘s breathy vocals soaring above the grinding percussion, enveloped in atmospheric synths.
Consider it empirical proof that a song with dubstep in it doesn’t have to suck — even now, in 2013! Listen after the jump.
Nero — “Into the Past”