BBC to air Drive with a reskinned soundtrack

Artwork for Zane Lowe's musical interpretation of Drive // via BBC

Artwork for Zane Lowe’s musical interpretation of Drive // via BBC

One of 2011’s most celebrated films with a soundtrack that’d been apotheosized enough to be reissued multiple times over (even as a deluxe edition pink vinyl) and dish out a national tour, is getting an OST rehash. BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe is the one leading the project to give Nicolas Winding Refn’s film a new sound, and it’s set to air on BBC Three on October 30th.

FACT magazine captured a quote by Lowe during a recent radio broadcast while plugging his high-aspiring project. He 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.”

This updated version of Drive will be honed around new music from most notably The 1975, Baauer, BANKS, Bastille, CHVRCHES, Foals, John Hopkins, The Neighbourhood, SBTRKT and more. The trailer below gives a glimpse into what’s expected from the musical makeover.

Director Nicolas Winding Refn, a heavy influencer upon the film’s final soundtrack for its theatrical release, shared a positive statement upon the initial announcement: “I consider it a great honour that my movie Drive inspired so many wonderful artists to come together and create one ultra-cool glam experience.”

So far, Lowe has mostly had to defend himself and the project after news spread with upfront disapproval from fans. To downplay the backlash, Lowe has been overly active on his Twitter account to better justify his intentions to all potential audience members. Here’s the gist of what he’s been saying:


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