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Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Recorded 2012
Length 3:56

Young and Beautiful (alternatively registered as Will You Still Love Me) is a song by Lana Del Rey that will be featured on the soundtrack of the movie The Great Gatsby. It is set to be released as a single on April 23, 2013.

Background

The song was written and recorded some time in 2012 by Lana Del Rey and Rick Nowels. It was intended for use on Paradise, the re-release of Born to Die. On June 19, 2012, Lana Del Rey sung an acapella of the chorus on radio when asked what music would be on her new album. The song failed to make the final tracklist of Paradise. The song is registered on ASCAP as Will You Still Love Me and Young and Beautiful and on ISWC as Will You Still Love Me

In The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Trailer w new music by Beyoncé x André 3000, Lana Del Rey, Florence The Machine

The Great Gatsby Trailer w new music by Beyoncé x André 3000, Lana Del Rey, Florence The Machine

First trailer confirming "Will You Still Love Me" to be featured in The Great Gatsby. (0:41)

On November 24, 2012, Del Rey teased at being featured on a soundtrack during an interview on the Dutch show Langs De Leeuw, explaining "one thing that I have been doing [...] is helping composers write scores for movies." She went on to say "there's a movie coming out this summer that's set in the 1920s, and it's been fun for me to write love songs for the woman." On February 7, 2013, Del Rey tweeted "GATSBY" [sic], confirming fans' suspicions. On April 4, 2013, the first studio snippet of the song was released in a trailer for the film, with media outlets confirming the song to be released as a single on April 23, 2013.

Music Video

The music video to the song is set to be released April 22, 2013.


Cross-references

  • The phrase "aching soul" is also used in the song Born to Die.
  • The phrase "like a child" also appears in the song American.

Lyrics

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 achin' 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?

Now, hot summer nights,
Mid-July, when you and I were forever wild.
The crazy days, 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've got nothing,
But my achin' 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?

References

  • ASCAP ACE Title Search #884356337
  • ISWC-Net #T-912.703.483-7

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