Oct 31, 2014

The 1975 – Medicine (Radio 1’s Drive re-score)

“We wrote Medicine for our chosen scenes. Medicine, its title and sentiment, goes all the way back to the original The 1975 project that was based in my bedroom.

It’s a new piece of music informed by the genesis of our band and our love for ‘Drive’ as a film.

Having the opportunity to re-score a movie of which we were already so familiar provided us with a sense of knowing and allowed us to be slightly more introspective than we maybe would have been approaching something unknown.

The movie itself plays with the duality of resignment and hope – and this is most obvious and stirring in the scenes we chose to score.

The song is a testament to that same idea and has in turn become one of our most opersonal and best loved pieces of music to date.

I won’t delve into what the song is about lyrically because frankly I want to put those ideas to bed; but being provided with the context in which Medicine came to be, it allowed the song to become a mausoleum for those ideas, captured, diverted and frozen forever. Which is pretty cool.”

Matthew Healy (lead singer + guitarist)

Stream below and watch the re-score on iPlayer here.