Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine will co-write songs for the stage adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic The Great Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby, A New Musical will be Welch’s first musical theater project. She’ll co-write the original score with musician and producer Thomas Barlett, who produced the Oscar-nominated Sufjan Stevens song “Mystery of Love” from Call Me By Your Name. The pair worked together on the song “Jenny of Oldstones” for the final season of Game of Thrones.
“This book has haunted me for a large part of my life,” Welch said. “It contains some of my favorite lines in literature. Musicals were my first love, and I feel a deep connection to Fitzgerald’s broken romanticism.” Welch already contributed to Baz Luhrmann’s film version of The Great Gatsby with the song “Over the Love.”
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