When you think of The Weeknd, the first thing that pops in your mind is probably not The Hunger Games. Despite that, Abel’s second contribution to the upcoming film’s soundtrack is certainly a must listen. “Devil May Cry” finds the Canadian crooner breaking from convention as he weaves together an eloquent and captivating melody. It’s not often that The Weeknd get to show off his versatility, but RickRubin helped bring his vision to light, as he explains here:
I wanted to go for an uplifting and conquering yet melancholy mood. Rick Rubin helped me bring it to life.
The soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be available on November 19th, with the film hitting theaters shortly afterwards on November 22nd. However, you can stream the full soundtrack on iTunes right now, which includes contributions from Coldplay, Lorde, TheNational, Diplo, and more.
What better way to cap off an amazing week of new music than with some Twin Shadow? On his shiny new single, George Lewis Jr. languishes about being caught in the unenviable position of trying to avoid falling back into his old relationship or moving forward onto new horizons. As frustrating as that may sound, there’s nothing to get disappointed about with this amazing tune. “Old Love / New Love” is a reverberant masterpiece with electrifying piano chords, rolling bass, and 80′s pop sensibilities that are guaranteed to get you up on your feet. If you needed any more reasons to purchase GTA:V, this would be the ultimate cherry on top.
Although most of the hyped material from The Great Gatsby soundtrack has already been released, at least one song has remained at the forefront of just about every fan’s mind. Well, there’s no need to wait any longer. Thanks to NPR, we finally have the chance to listen to Jay-Z‘s contribution to the soundtrack, along with the full album stream. Given the title of the track, it’s pretty obvious what to expect from Hov. The song is full of boastful, braggadocious rhymes and even includes a few quotes from the movie to help explain how Jay’s infatuation with decadence and wealth matches up with some of its characters. The Great Gatsby soundtrack will be in stores next week on May 7th, while the film hits theaters a few days later on May 10th.
While I sometimes find myself shying away from those gaudy, hyper-active commercials for the revamped 2013 version of The Great Gatsby, there’s no denying that the film’s got a super hot, Grade-A soundtrack. We’ve already heard Florence and the Machine’s “Over The Love”, Lana Del Rey’s “Young & Beautiful”, and Nero’s “Into The Past”. Now, the latest track to surface from the OST is this bone-chilling, slow-thumper “Together” by The xx, maestros of haunting subtlety. If you know what Fitzgerald’s story is all about, you’ll know this song is perfect for it. Stream The xx’s “Together”.
The Great Gatsby continues to astonish us with each and every new release from its soundtrack. Amongst names like Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Florence + The Machine, and Lana Del Rey, Nero definitely sticks out like a sore thumb. However, the UK trio proves they more than belong with that collection of heavyweights through their latest effort. The group temporarily leaves their dubstep roots behind to bring us a gorgeous, illustrious landscape with looming, ominous undertones on “Into The Past.” Alanna Watson‘s labored breathing coupled with her haunting and elegant vocals is what really sets the tone for the piece. The group had this to say about the shaping of the sound, and the tune’s central themes:
One of the cues we’d written then developed into a full original song [“Into the Past”], with vocals from Alana. It’s based around one of the central themes of the story, that of memory and Gatsby’s drive to reshape past events.
If you’d like to learn more about how this song came to life, be sure to check out Nero’s exlusive interview with Billboard. Stay tuned for future updates from this outstanding soundtrack, and make sure to grab yourself a copy when it drops on May 7th.
Lana Del Rey makes her return to the new music world, thanks to the forthcoming film The Great Gatsby. “Young & Beautiful” showcases the pop singer in all her somber, dramatic glory. The haunting track is an interesting one for LDR — an H&M model, lovely style icon and overall gorgeous human specimen — as it has her calling out desperately, “Will you still love me when I am no longer young and beautiful? Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul?” Fans of the songstress, as well as fans of the tragic literary tale, will enjoy this quite a bit. Listen to it below and be sure to pick up the official Great Gatbsy soundtrack (also featuring Florence and The Machine, Jay-Z, Beyonce and Andre 3000) when it drops May 6th internationally and May 7th here in the US.
Today, we bring you the second single from The Great Gatsby soundtrack, Florence + The Machine‘s “Over The Love,” as witnessed in the most recent trailer for the film. For those of you who may not remember the story from your high school English classes, the song is written from the perspective of Daisy Buchanan (played by Carrey Mulligan in the film), Gatsby’s main source of inspiration and affection. Florence’s boisterous vocals are as powerful as ever here, with the band producing one of its most riveting and gripping melodies to date. If you’re not excited for the movie yet, you should at least be anticipating the Jay-Z produced soundtrack, which will be in stores May 7th, three days before the film hits theaters on May 10th. And if you missed it yesterday, check out the first single, “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” along with the album sampler.