turntable: “young and beautiful” by lana del rey

I haven’t had a chance to check out the new Baz Luhrmann take on The Great Gatsby yet (it is one of my all-time favourite novels and I’ve been a longtime fan of both Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, so I’m expecting big things), but I already have the film’s soundtrack on repeat. Jay-Z, will.i.am, Sia, The xx, Florence + the Machine—the whole album is an eclectic mix of musical genres, featuring a big roster of music’s finest who deliver killer track after killer track. But one of the highlights has to be Lana Del Rey’s “Young and Beautiful.” Incredible vocals, a haunting melody, perfect production, and the most beautiful string accompaniment—I couldn’t be more obsessed.

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