Now, I’m all for a good era-clashing juxtaposition on film—hell, I’m even okay with this new "Young and Beautiful" song from Lana Del Rey——but this new trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby is simply too much. To have a modern soundtrack for the Jazz Age tale—that features Beyonce singing Amy Winehouse, Florence and the Machine, Filter, etc.—it feels totally fine because the way in which the songs weaved into the scenes and into the trailer—working to play with our conception of a moment, using that amalgamation of new and old to show us something interesting. But this new Fergie, Q-Tip, and Goonrock song "A Little Party Never Killed Anybody (All We Got)" is pretty much insufferable and seems to be alienating anyone not looking to the movie simply for cheap thrills and the Spring Breakers Soundtrack Part Deux. So when the song blasts over the new trailer, it fills Baz’s world with the delicacy of a foghorn, ridding any sense of glamour or refinement, and sounding like a bad mashup of every song on the radio.
But you know, it’s just one trailer of many and we can only hope this song doesn’t work its way too closely into any major scenes of the film.
See the trailer HERE courtesy of NewNowNext.