Listen: Beyoncé sings Back To Black

Covers track for The Great Gatsby

A cover version of Amy Winehouse’s iconic song Back To Black was always going to be an emotive undertaking – and here’s your first listen to how Beyoncé pulls it off.

Bey has collaborated on the track with Andre 3000 for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, which boasts an all-star cast including Leonardo Di Caprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.

Though we suspect she didn’t have to go through an awfully long audition press to get the gig: her husband Jay-Z created the score for the movie as a whole.


'The Great Gatsby is that classic American story of one's introduction to extravagance, decadence and illusion,’ he has said about the project. ‘It's ripe for experimentation and ready to be interpreted with a modern twist. The imagination Baz brought to Moulin Rouge made it a masterpiece, and the Romeo + Juliet score wasn't just in the background - the music became a character.

'This film's vision and direction has all the makings of an epic experience.'


The Great Gatsby is due to be released in the UK – at very long last – on 10 May.

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