CALGARY, MAY 2013
Words by Kate Wotherspoon
A little party never killed nobody and sassy music is a necessity! This post is about The Great Gatsby yes, but I’m not going to focus on the extraordinary visual splendor it offered fashion and production wise, I’m here to promote it’s groundbreaking soundtrack! I was dancing in my seat last Friday night watching this incredible film in theater. With songs by Jay Z, The XX, Goyte, Lana Del Ray, will.i.am, Kanye West, Fergie, Florence & the Machine and more, my imagination was filling with up with endless dance routines and projects to create to hopefully match each song’s uniqueness and brilliance. I have to commend the outstanding dancers and choreographers for this film – unbelievably executed and wonderfully entertaining.
It makes you wonder… If you were to live in any other decade, which would it be? My answer? The roaring 1920s for it’s dancing, music, the beginning of women’s rights and undoubtedly, the pearls, the drop-waist dresses, cute bob hairstyles and T-straps shoes!
Here are some of my fave hits from The Great Gatsby soundtrack. Please enjoy responsibly. (And by responsibly I mean, not dancing around so hard in a small space you knock everything around you down and end up on the floor with bruises and broken lamps & vases…)
“Together” – The XX
“A Little Party Never Killed Nobody” – Fergie, Q-Tip & GoonRock
“Over the Love” – Florence & the Machine
“No Church in the Wild” – Kanye West & Jay Z (Ft. FrankOcean)
Leo and I thank you for visiting. Now that you have some serious “tuneage”, grab a lover and Charleston your way all through the night ;) Cheers!
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Much Love! <3