What's That Song in 'The Great Gatsby' Trailer?Britt Hayes |
The trailer for Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic arrived today, and while the trailer looks amazing, we're equally captivated by the song choices. So what is that song in the trailer for 'The Great Gatsby,' anyway?
The first song you'll notice as the video begins is, of course, Kanye West and Jay-Z's "No Church in the Wild," but what about that other song that sounds vaguely like a U2 cover?
It's Jack White, former frontman of the White Stripes, doing a cover of U2's "Love is Blindness," from their seminal 1991 album, 'Achtung Baby.' The song hits the perfect note for the tonal shift in the trailer, which -- in typical Luhrmann fashion -- goes from kinetic glitz to sweeping drama in a split second.
Like Luhrmann's 'Romeo + Juliet,' 'Gatsby' is yet another adaptation of a classic piece of literature and one that -- if this trailer is any indication -- seeks to marry the classic with the contemporary, at least by way of song.
The story centers on Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire), a midwestern college graduate who returns home to start his career. There, he becomes transfixed by the eccentric and wealthy Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio). Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, and Isla Fischer co-star in Luhrmann's visually spectacular update on life and love in the prohibition era.
Below we've posted both the trailer and the Jack White track on its own, for your listening pleasure.
UPDATE: Have also included a video below of the song from the 2nd trailer and the commercials, Filter's cover of the classic Turtles song "Happy Together."