With Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of “The Great Gatsby” still over a week away, the film’s soundtrack continues its red-carpet roll-out.
The newest addition to the previewed music is a jazzed-up cover of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love,” done by British R&B songstress Emeli Sande, who’s accompanied by the Bryan Ferry Orchestra.
Sande doesn’t go far in the way of changing the vocal sound of “Crazy in Love,” but the track’s addition of the Bryan Ferry Orchestra gives it a thrilling charm, emphasizing the sounds of the jazz age that Fitzgerald so aptly wrote about.
Given that husband Jay-Z is producing the soundtrack, it’s easy to see why there’s so much of Queen B’s influence throughout, including a cover of Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black,” done by Bey herself, which has been earning a substantial amount of buzz.
The soundtrack also features Will.i.am, Q Tip, Lana Del Rey, Jack White and others. Bryan Ferry and his orchestra contribute a trakc of their own, “Love is the Drug.”
“The Great Gatsby” soundtrack is set to release on May 7. “The Great Gatsby” opens in theaters next Friday, May 10.