BBC Radio 1 have revealed a staggering new project, for which Zane Lowe has commissioned several different artists to reinterpret the musical score of Drive.
Don’t worry, your eyes are not deceiving you. It’s true: the likes of CHVRCHES, Bastille, BANKS and Bring Me The Horizon have all been invited by the DJ to reimagine a section of the infamously quiet (but stunningly violent) 2011 Ryan Gosling film.
The project - titled ‘Radio 1 Rescores: Drive - Curated by Zane Lowe’ - will be aired on BBC Three at 10pm on Thursday 30th October and is set to feature thirteen artists in total, who have all contributed completely original material.
The full list of artists involved is as follows: The 1975, Baauer, BANKS, Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, CHVRCHES, Eric Prydz, Foals, Jon Hopkins, Laura Mvula, The Neighbourhood, SBTRKT and ZCC (aka Simon Neil).
Tonight, Lowe has unveiled the first taste of the new soundtrack in the form of CHVRCHES’ new track ‘Get Away’, which he named his Hottest Record in the World. Hear the track below.
In the lead up to the one-off airing of the film with its new soundtrack, Lowe will also be inviting Bastille and ZCC to perform their contributions live in the ‘Drive Lounge’ (ahem). They’ll perform during Annie Mac’s show - while she fills in for Fearne Cotton - earlier in the day on 30th October.
Speaking of the project, which has been blessed by the film’s director Nicolas Winding Refn, Zane Lowe has said: “Honestly, this is the most exciting thing that this show has ever been involved in. It’s the most ambitious, awesome thing we’ve ever done. We’ve been working on it all year and we’re super-proud of it – you don’t want to miss this!”
Watch a trailer for the ambitious project below.