Beyoncé to cover Amy Winehouse’s Back To Black for The Great Gatsby
There are very few people who could get away with covering one of Amy Winehouse’s iconic hits, and Beyoncé – who is covering Back To Black for new movie The Great Gatsby – is certainly one of them.
Not many people could match the late singer's powerful, soulful voice on the track, but Beyoncé is going to do her very best.
She’s re-recording the song along with Andre 3000 from Outkast, and it’ll feature in the new movie based on F Scott Fitzgerald’s famous book set in the 1920s.
Bey’s husband Jay-Z is also involved as the executive producer on the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby.
The Baz Luhrmann-directed film, which stars Leonardo Di Caprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire is to be released in May after opening the Cannes Film Festival.
As well as Beyoncé’s Winehouse cover, the soundtrack for the hotly-anticipated period drama will also feature Jack White’s cover of U2’s Love Is Blindness.
We can't wait to hear Beyoncé's rendition of Back To Black - do you think it'll be good? Tweet us @msnents and let us know your thoughts!
Beyoncé is a really good singer but personally as someone commented earlier Amy put her stamp on Back To Black.
So Beyoncé leave well alone
Now we're gonna get cover versions from wannabe's on the X Factor, BGT and every 'girl band' who wants to be taken seriously.
I can hear the synthesizers and echoes in the background already.
Amy was trailer junky scum who didn't appreciate her own talent. And who modelled herself and copied similar junky scum artists from the past sounding and acting like the Black 1920 vocalist Billie Hoiday and dying in much the same way. If you ask me Beyonce idolising foolish recklessness. She should stay clear of glamourisng junky scum.