‘The Great Gatsby’ Trailer – What’s the Song?
The 1925 novel ‘The Great Gatsby’ is coming back to the silver screen, and the trailer for the film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic features two different songs by superstar artists.
‘The Great Gatsby‘ trailer includes clips from the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan set to emotional background music. The first song featured is ‘No Church in the Wild,’ an Auto-Tune heavy rap song by Kanye West and Jay-Z. The music helps sets the scene as a narrator paints a picture of New York City in 1922, where well-dressed folks threw huge, lavish parties.
Halfway through the two-and-a-half minute trailer, viewers hear what sounds like Bono’s voice singing, “Love is blindness / I don’t want to see.” It soon becomes obvious that the vocals belong not to Bono but to Jack White, and the song is White’s bluesy remake of U2‘s ‘Love Is Blindness.’
That track becomes the soundtrack to the second half of the trailer, which focuses on the romantic drama surrounding Carey Mulligan’s character, Daisy Buchanan. White’s U2 cover debuted on BBC Radio 2 and appeared as part of a compilation of U2 covers issued by Q magazine for the 20th anniversary of ‘Achtung Baby.’
‘The Great Gatsby’ is directed by Baz Luhrmann, who also worked with DiCaprio on ‘William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet.’ The film does not arrive in theaters until Christmas Day.
Watch ‘The Great Gatsby’ Trailer Featuring Jack White’s ‘Love is Blindness’