Lana Del Rey’s somber new ballad “Young and Beautiful,” from “The Great Gatsby” soundtrack, has received a somber new music video on Friday (May 10), the same day that “Gatsby” hit theaters.
LDR has never been the most enthusiastic music video presence — she barely flinched when perched between two tigers in the “Born To Die” clip — but the singer appears especially demure here, as she twirls slowly in a dark room and shows off the pair of glittery tears adorning her upper cheek. A faceless symphony plays on as Del Rey paces toward an alluring pillar of light, and the clip ends without ever reaching any kind of conclusion — much like the rhetorical question, “Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful?” at the heart of the song.
“Young and Beautiful” drops to No. 95 on the current Hot 100 chart after debuting at No. 82 last week. The “Gatsby” soundtrack — which also features contributions from Beyonce & Andre 3000, Jay-Z and Jack White — is expected to debut at No. 2 of next week’s Billboard 200 tally, behind Lady Antebellum’s “Golden.”