As previously reported, Florence and the Machine contributed a new song entitled “Over the Love” to the soundtrack for the forthcoming remake of The Great Gatsby. While Ms. Welch’s presence may have been slightly overshadowed by executive producer Jay-Z and an Amy Winehouse cover by Beyoncé and André 3000, she seems to have at least read the book prior to recording her contribution (that or SparkNotes).
Welch has seemingly crafted the song from the perspective of Daisy Buchanan, Gatsby’s lifelong crush, embodying the cynical regret she felt for abandoning Gatsby (“Cause you’re a hard soul to save with an ocean in the way, but I’ll get around it”) with a little light piano and her trademark heart-wrenching wail. Stream it below (via GQ.com).
The soundtrack also features contributions from Jack White, U2, The xx, and Bryan Ferry, and will be available digitally and as a 17-track deluxe edition exclusively at Target beginning May 7th. A 14-track physical version will also be available at Starbucks in the U.S. and Canada, and widely, both physically and digitally, at various retailers. Below, check out a sampler for the soundtrack featuring various snippets from the soundtrack.
The Great Gatsby is directed by Baz Luhrmann, stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Isla Fisher, and Tobey Maguire, and is set to hit theaters on May 10th.
The Great Gatsby Soundtrack Tracklist:
01. Jay-Z 100$ Bill
02. Beyoncé and André 3000 Back to Black
03. will.i.am Bang Bang
04. Fergie, Q-Tip, and GoonRock A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)
05. Lana Del Rey Young and Beautiful
06. Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra Love Is The Drug
07. Florence and the Machine Over The Love
08. Coco O. of Quadron Where The Wind Blows
09. Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra Crazy in Love
10. The xx Together
11. Gotye Hearts a Mess
12. Jack White Love is Blindness
13. Nero Into the Past