“Over the Love”, the song contributed by Florence + the Machine for the anticipated and eclectic soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann‘s 3D big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald‘s literary classic The Great Gatsby, is pretty much everything you’d expect from them for this particular musical/movie endeavor. It’s moody, melodic, and Florence Welch sings lyrics like “I can see the great light, I can see it in your eyes” in that way that particularly hauntingly sexy way only Florence Welch can. (Well, okay, maybe Annie Lennox could). You can listen to the full song — which was heard previously in snippets in the trailer — courtesy of GQ.
No matter how you feel about Luhrmann’s frantic filmmaking aesthetic, you’ve got to admit the guy knows how to put together a killer soundtrack, and The Great Gatsby is shaping up to be no exception to the rule. In addition to the window-rattling Florence + the Machine sweeping pop number, the Jay-Z executive-produced album will also featured the eclectic likes of Gotye, The xx, Jack White, Sia, and will.i.am. While you can listen to the Florence + the Machine (and you should, considering they have previously given some serious soundtrack cred to the likes of Eat, Pray, Love and Sex and the City) tune in full, you can get a taste of the rest of the record in the sampler below:
The Great Gatsby hits theaters on May 10, but the soundtrack will be released on May 7.