One of the most acclaimed elements of Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive” was the score – a blend of original electronic numbers by composer Cliff Martinez along with a couple of key pop songs such as College & Electric Youth’s “A Real Hero,” The Chromatics’ “Tick of the Clock” and Kavinsky and Lovefoxxx’s “Nightcall”.
For a film with minimal dialogue, the score played a very important part in generating that film’s sense of tone. Now, in an intersting experiment, Radio 1 and BBC Three have announced plans to rescore the entire film for a one-time only broadcast in the UK next week.
Zane Lowe is curating the project which is being dubbed “Radio 1 Rescores: Drive,” which suggests there may be more re-score broadcasts of this type on the way.
The new score will boast all original music from thirteen bands/artists including the likes of – 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).
Viewers will apparently be able to switch between the new score and the original at will. Refn himself has reportedly approved the new version which will air on BBC Three at 10pm on Thursday October 30th.