âYoung and Beautifulâ is a song by American recording artist Lana Del Rey for the soundtrack to the drama film The Great Gatsby (2013). It was released on April 23, 2013 by Interscope Recordsas the lead single from the record. An alternative rock ballad, âYoung and Beautifulâ was co-written by Del Rey and the trackâs producer, Rick Nowels (with an uncredited assist from director Baz Luhrmann ). Contemporary music critics lauded the single, calling it âhauntingâ and âsomberâ. Lyrically, Young and Beautiful follows a young loverâs apprehension about whether love can last. A music video, directed by Chris Sweeney and filmed by Sophie Muller, was released on May 10, 2013. The song was used in commercials to promote the new season of the MTVreality show Catfish .