Bastille have unveiled their contribution to BBC Radio 1’s rescoring of the cult movie Drive.
As reported, the band are among the artists who have provided a new soundtrack to the 2011 Ryan Gosling film. Bastille’s song is titled ‘The Driver’ and can be heard below.
The original version of Drive features music from Cliff Martinez as well as Chromatics, Kavinsky and College. Chvrches, Jon Hopkins and The 1975, among others, have been asked for their alternative scores, which will be broadcast on October 30 at 10pm on BBC Three.
Other artists involved in Radio 1 Rescores: Drive – Curated by Zane Lowe include Baauer, Banks, Bring Me The Horizon, Eric Prydz, Laura Mvula, The Neighbourhood and ZCC (Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil).
Drive is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and stars Gosling as a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver. Refn has given the plan his blessing, although it has not received universal approval, with many fans of the original criticising the idea online and Zane Lowe being forced to defend the idea.
‘The Driver’ also appears on Bastille’s new mixtape, ‘VS (Other People’s Heartache pt III)’. The forthcoming mixtape is their first new release since the hugely successful ‘Bad Blood’ album and features guest appearances by Haim, MNEK and Angel Haze.