CHVRCHES have been touring relentlessly in support of their 2013 debut album, The Bones of What You Believe. Despite their arduous schedule, the Scottish synthpop trio have still found time to write new material: They debuted a track — titled either “Richard Pryor”, “Gene” Wilder”, or “Eddie Murphy” — during their performance at Austin City Limits earlier this month. Today, meanwhile, they’ve unveiled another new composition, “Get Away”, which is part of a forthcoming reworking of the 2011 soundtrack to Drive.
Part of a project curated by BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe — which has received approval from the film’s director, Nicolas Winding Refn — “Get Away” will join other new, original music contributions from acts like SBTRKT, Foals, Jon Hopkins, Banks, Laura Mvula, and more. The film and its new score will air on BBC 3 on Thursday, October 30th at 10 p.m. GMT.
Speaking to Lowe, CHVRCHES’s frontwoman Lauren Mayberry said of the song, “We were really excited because musically, the kind of music in the original score fits in with what we are doing.” Featuring a vibrant synth backbone and an undulating vocal sample, “Get Away” rivals any of the band’s previous releases with an affecting chorus and darkly-shaded but still infectious atmosphere. It captures the hazy moodiness of the original soundtrack, feeling like a distant cousin to Chromatics’ original contribution, “Tick of the Clock”.
Listen to “Get Away” and watch a trailer for Radio 1 Rescores: Drive – Curated by Zane Lowe below.