Next week BBC three will show Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive but instead of the film’s original soundtrack, the film will be accompanied by a new soundtrack that has been curated by (shivers) Zane Lowe.
The new re-score will feature a rag-tag of artists who should probably know better including Prydz, 1975, Foals, Sbtrk, and more.
What we can’t work out is why? Why Drive? Why now? It’s not even that old and judging by the reaction on Twitter today, it doesn’t seem to be sitting right with anyone, apart from Zane of course.
Why doesn’t Zane Lowe curate a new soundtrack for a film that had terrible music, rather than Drive, probs the best OST of last few years?
— The Blue Walrus (@thebluewalrus) October 21, 2014
honestly thought zane lowe rescoring Drive was a joke from wunderground — Edwin van Cleef (@EdwinVanCleef) October 21, 2014
Zane Lowe is having artist re-score DRIVE? Why would you do that? Why??? It’s a perfectly scored film.
— moscato mami (@HereForMarrieds) October 20, 2014
Speaking about re-score Lowe 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!”
Well, you can find for yourselves next week when Drive ‘The Re-score’ will be aired on BBC 3 on October 30 at 10pm. And a little bit of advice Zane, I’d probably stay away from Twitter on the 30th for at least 48 hours.