Musical Mondays: YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL by Lana Del Rey

the great gatsby soundtrackThe song Young and Beautfiful by Lana Del Rey comes off of the soundtrack for the movie The Great Gatsby, which was released on May 10, 2013. The soundtrack itself was released on May 7, 2013. I have not actuall seen this movie, however- I really want to, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Someone told me to listen to this song, so I did, and I fell in love with it right away. I’m not familiar with Lana Del Rey’s music at all, so I was very surprised and impressed with how great of a singer she is. Also, I really like when pop songs utilize orchestras, which this one does. I think it adds a lot of depth, color, and fullness to the song when an orchestra is involved. The message of the song is an interesting one as well. I think that it is a question that many girls ask in today’s day, when images and appearances are so important to society. My favorite lines of this song are as follows:

“Will you still love me

When I’m no longer

Young and beautiful?

Will you still love me

When I’ve got nothing

But my aching soul?”

Give this song a listen!




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