'Drive' Gets A New Soundtrack

Chvrches, Banks and more are contributing to a special BBC re-working of the film's score

As well as hammers, rubber masks and scorpion jackets, 2011's Drive also featured one of the most memorable cinematic soundtracks since Pulp Fiction

Now, the film's music is getting entirely re-worked for British TV.

BBC Radio 1 and Zane Lowe are at the head of the new score, which is set to feature SBTRKT, Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil and Chvrches, with the latter of which contributing the new song 'Get Away' for the films UK airing.

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Frankly, the whole thing sounds like a who's-who of Britain's best acts – with Bastille, Jon Hopkins, Laura Mvula and The Neighbourhood also re-scoring scenes of Ryan Gosling refusing to speak for a very long time.

The original soundtrack - which  featured contributions from composer and former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Cliff Martinez, as well as Kavinsky and Lovefoxxx - will no doubt be a hard act to follow, but the real question is, can any of the new tracks match up to the pulsating fervour of College’s ‘Be A Hero’?

Drive will be screened with its new soundtrack on 30 October at 10 pm on BBC3


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