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Lana Del Rey - Young and Beautiful

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Produced by Daniel Heath
Video Director: Chris Sweeney
(DOP Will Bex)
Lana Del Rey main performance directed By Sophie Muller
(DOP Dan Landin)
Video Producer: Adam Smith, Jacob Swan-Hyam

Lana Del Rey Young And Beautiful Lyrics

I've seen the world

Done it all, had my cake now

Diamonds, brilliant, and Bel-Air now

Hot summer nights mid July

When you and I were forever wild

The crazy days, the city lights

The way you'd play with me like a child

Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful

Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul

I know you will, I know you will

I know that you will

Will you still love me when I'm no longer beautiful

I've seen the world, lit it up as my stage now

Channeling angels in, the new age now

Hot summer days, rock and roll

The way you'd play for me at your show

And all the ways I got to know

Your pretty face and electric soul

Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful

Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul

I know you will, I know you will

I know that you will

Will you still love me when I'm no longer beautiful

Dear lord when I get to heaven

Please let me bring my man

When he comes tell me that you'll let him

Father tell me if you can

Oh that grace, oh that body

Oh that face makes me wanna party

He's my sun, he makes me shine like diamonds

Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful

Will you still love me when I got nothing but my aching soul

I know you will, I know you will

I know that you will

Will you still love me when I'm no longer beautiful

Will you still love me when I'm no longer beautiful

Will you still love me when I'm not young and beautiful


Young and Beautiful

"Young and Beautiful" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey. Released on 23 April 2013, it was the first single from the The Great Gatsby: Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film soundtrack. An alternative rock ballad, "Young and Beautiful" was co-written by Del Rey and the track's producer, Rick Nowels. Contemporary music critics called the single "haunting" and "somber". Lyrically, "Young and Beautiful" follows a young lover's apprehension about aging. A music video, directed by Chris Sweeney and filmed by Sophie Muller, was released on 10 May 2013.

In May 2013, the song broke into the Billboard Hot 100; the song peaked at 22 on the chart, making it her highest peak since "Video Games" peaked at 91 in 2012. Shortly after, the song peaked at 3 on the Hot Rock Songs chart and became Del Rey's first top-ten hit on a major U.S. chart. After four weeks, the song charted as number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming her highest peaking single on that chart. Reaching the top ten in Greece and Israel, the song became a number-one hit in Belgium. The album upon which the song is featured, The Great Gatsby: Music from Baz Luhrmann's Film, reached number 2 on the American record chart, Billboard 200 with first week sales of over 100,000 copies.

Background

Working with the film's director, co-writer, and co-producer Baz Luhrmann, Del Rey penned the original song "Young and Beautiful" for the soundtrack of the 2013 rendition of the novel The Great Gatsby. The song will be released to contemporary hit radio as a single, and is being used as the film's kickoff single. A snippet of the track appeared in the official trailer for the film and played during the scene where the characters portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan express their romantic feelings for one another.

Music video

The music video for "Young and Beautiful" was set to be released on April 22, 2013, but was officially released on 10 May 2013. Directed by Chris Sweeney, the video's production was helmed by Adam Smith and Jacob Swan-Hyam, with Sophie Muller shooting the footage. Flanked by a full-string orchestra, Del Rey sings in 1920s art deco fashion. She is shown singing the song in a dark room with glittery diamond-tears on her cheek which look like tattoos. Jason Lipshutz of Billboard magazine described the video as "somber" and the singer's look as "especially demure". Lipshutz concluded that "the clip ends without ever reaching any kind of conclusion -- much like the rhetorical question, 'Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?' at the heart of the song."Spin's Marc Hogan described it as "elegantly conceived, but succeed[s] only as much as the music does".

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