BBC Attempts Sacrilege of Giving 'Drive' New Soundtrack

October 21, 2014


Of all the really cool things that are cool in Drive, undoubtedly the pumping, memorable soundtrack is one of the coolest. It's what pushes the stylish film over the line to immediate cult status. It's what lets you know that Ryan Gosling is a real hero, a real human being, and not entirely a mute maniac. But now, in an experiment no one ever asked for, BBC Three will see how Nicolas Winding Refn's 2011 pulp thriller fares with entirely different music. Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe has reportedly curated new tracks from Chvrches, Foals, SBTRKT, Jon Hopkins, Laura Mvula, the 1975, Baauer, BANKS, Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, Eric Prydz, the Neighbourhood, and ZCC, and they'll play as the new driving force of Drive when the film is broadcast on BBC Three October 30.

It may seem tantamount to CGI-ing new expressions over Gosling's constant glares, but it's said Refn has expressed support, while Lowe stressed, "No-one is trying to improve here," tweeting, "This experiment comes from a place of respect. We have not steam rolled in." Though, honestly, if you are going to add something to Drive, a steam roller is kind of the better idea.

If you're still intrigued, you can watch a trailer below and hear the newly-recorded song from Chvrches.

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