The soundtrack for the forthcoming film “The Great Gatsby” is going to be one of the best soundtracks ever compiled, thanks Jay-Z. Yes, Jay-Z is the one who got the artists together and has overlooked the soundtrack. Other artists included on the soundtrack include Beyonce’s cover of the late Amy Winehouse’s hit “Back to Black,” Florence and the Machine, and my girl Lana Del Rey.
The XX and their minimalist, atmospheric sound and back & forth vocals are ever so present, but the end of the track takes The XX to a new level of greatness; STRINGS. I squeezed my butt in when I listened to the track. You know when you get so excited about something and all you want to do is Google it and learn everything you can about it? Well, I am now waiting to buy tickets to see them, again, at the Hollywood Bowl.
Get into it.