In a rather ambitious, but fairly awesome move, BBC Radio 1 have unveiled a new project, curated by Zane Lowe, in which a number of different artists reinterpret the soundtrack to Drive. Listen to Chvrches’ contribution “Get Away” above. It’s pretty damn good.
The full list of artists is: 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). Titled “Radio 1 Rescores: Drive – Curated by Zane Lowe”, the project will air on October 30th at 8pm and feature completely new material from all thirteen artists. Tonight, Zane Lowe premiered the first sample of the soundtrack: Chvrches’ ” Get Away”.
Bastille and ZCC will be performing their contributions live in the “Drive Lounge” during Annie Mac’s show, while she fills in for Fearne Cotton, earlier in the day on October 30th. In relation to the project, 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!”
Check out the trailer for the project below: