Lana Del Rey’s “Young & Beautiful”: Preview Her ‘Great Gatsby’ Track

Christina Lee | April 14, 2013 9:36 am

Lana Del Rey has released a 30-second snippet of “Young & Beautiful,” as featured on the forthcoming Great Gatsby soundtrack. In the film’s extended trailer, the former Born to Die track soundtracks footage of the blossoming love between Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan). But in Del Ray’s new preview, the song reveals itself to fraught with nostalgia — as if in her mind, she’s already lost her newfound love.

“Hot summer nights, mid-July, when you and I would forever lie / the crazy days, the city lights, the way you play with me like a child,” she sings, before the song swells and she asks the titular question: “Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful?” Hear the preview after the jump.