Lana Del Rey
High schoolers dreading the prospect of reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's Roaring Twenties novel 'The Great Gatsby,' take note: Lana Del Rey is a huge fan. In fact, the suave singer contributed the new, original tune 'Young & Beautiful' to director Baz Luhrmann's big-screen adaptation of the book, adding her star power to a soundtrack that also includes songs from the xx, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Jack White and more.
Less than a year ago, Lana Del Rey spoke of her desire to quit making music and become a screen writer, revealing that said vocation "will be my happy place." Yet she still continues to churn out tunes, the latest being her cover of 'Summer Wine,' a duet first made famous by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood all the way back in 1967.
New, original songs from Lana Del Rey, the xx and Florence + the Machine highlight the just-announced complete tracklisting for the forthcoming 'Great Gatsby' soundtrack, Pitchfork reports. The previously announced Beyoncé and André 3000 cover of Amy Winehouse's 'Back to Black' will also appear on the disc, as will tunes from Gotye, British electronica trio Nero, downtempo singer Sia and Jack White, who covers U2's 'Love Is Blind.' The soundtrack, drops May 7 in digital format.
As if Lana Del Rey doesn't have enough videos out there racking up millions and millions of YouTube views, the sultry singer has issued an official clip for 'Chelsea Hotel No. 2,' her cover of the Leonard Cohen classic, which appeared on the folk legend's 1974 album 'New Skin for the Old Ceremony.'
Fresh off last week's major Album of the Year Grammy win, Mumford and Sons snagged the coveted Best British Group trophy last night (Feb. 21) in London at the 2013 Brit Awards, the U.K.'s answer to the Grammys. Elsewhere, Lana Del Rey took home Best International Female honors and Adele won Best British Single for her James Bond theme song 'Skyfall.' The Black Keys (Best International Group), Coldplay (Best Live Act) and Frank Ocean (Best International Male) were among the other major winners at this year's Brit Awards; check out the complete list of winners below.
Lana Del Rey helped launch the campaign for Jaguar’s F-TYPE convertible with her tune ‘Burning Desire,’ and now there’s a video to accompany the song. The clip features the sultry singer onstage in an empty ballroom, swaying to the seductive beat.
Jaguar and Ridley Scott Associates have teamed up to produce ‘Desire,’ a forthcoming short film starring Emmy Award winner Damian Lewis. The song featured in the teaser is ‘Burning Desire’ by Lana Del Rey. The haunting tune is a fitting companion for the clip, which opens with the following narration: “This is the story of betrayal and retribution, of passion and greed.”