Lana Del Rey fans rejoice: your day has finally come!
After waiting for over six months to hear the final version of the hugely-anticipated 'Young & Beautiful', the song has finally leaked online in it's full form.
Written by Lana and Rick Nowels, the song was originally teased when Lana performed a few lines live and a capella on a European radio station. Originally intended for inclusion on Paradise, the song was left off for unknown reasons before it's appearance on The Great Gatsby soundtrack, due out next month.
The song is sultry Lana at her best. "Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?" croons the singer over an atmospheric orchestra and piano. While complying to Lana's trademark sound, the song still pushes her forward in direction; it channels 'Bel Air' in it's nostalgic piano riff, but the strings and added orchestra, as well as the big percussion in the second chorus, makes it uniqueÂ amongstÂ Lana songs.
What do you think of the song? Is it album material or was Lana right to put it on a soundtrack? Let us know at the forums!