“I expect to be back on my novel [ The Last Tycoon ] any day and this time to finish, a two month’s job. The months go so fast that even Tender is the Night is six years away. I think the nine years that intervened between The Great Gatsby and Tender hurt my reputation almost beyond repair because a whole generation grew up in the meanwhile to whom I was only a writer of Post stories. I don’t suppose anyone will be much interested in what I have to say this time and it may be the last novel I’ll ever write, but it must be done now because, after fifty, one is different. One can’t remember emotionally, I think, except about childhood but I have a few more things left to say.”
Pre-orders for digital distribution of the album began on April 23.  Digital and physical copies of the 14-track album were available beginning May 7 at various retailers, including Starbucks in the United States and Canada; a 17-track deluxe edition was available exclusively at Target stores and available digitally through iTunes.  Third Man Records released the vinyl deluxe edition of the soundtrack as well as 7" single releases of several songs.  The double LP deluxe version of the album is on "metalized" vinyl where t first disc is platinum, the second is golden; they are packaged in laser-cut birch record jackets "riveted to aluminum spines".  The materials were chosen to "showcase the Art Deco-meets-modern style, classic meets cutting edge, which is the essence of The Great Gatsby film".  Pre-sale of the album began on May 10 through the label's website, and 100 copies were released at Third Man's Nashville shop the same day.  The song premiered on SoundCloud on April 22, 2013. 
Everything Gatsby owns is there to obtain his dream with his love for Daisy. Gatsby has endless wealth that brings him closer to others. “Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay,” this shows that Gatsby is a romantic by buying his estate just to impress Daisy. Gatsby throws parties to hopefully have the women of his dreams show to one; this shows Gatsby as a true romantic. Nick goes to Gatsby’s party to find others who don’t even know who Gatsby is and finds rumors. Nick realizes that Gatsby’s party are not pointless but are to one day impress Daisy and eventually win her heart. Gatsby soon calls off his parties, which were means to impress Daisy. He also fires his servants to prevent gossip and replaces them with shady ones.