Del says: When I watched Drive I fell so hard for the movie not because of Ryan Gosling's turn as a nameless knight in shining carmour nor was it because of Carey Mulligan's wounded waitress with a longing for something and someone better....no I fell for Drive because of the music. It took over the movie. It took over my mind. Those songs affected me in a way that most soundtrack songs just can't. There was an endless amount of emotion and heart attached to these tracks thanks to the way they interacted with the characters in the scenes. No more so then with College and Electric Youth's stunning collaboration on Real Hero aka the burning love song of Drive, and your dreams.
Your dreams never felt so fucking heavenly.
It only seemed appropriate that SYFFAL's favorite digital dreamboat Germany Germany would get together with Kotomi and her sexy electro-haunt soaked vocals to re-imagine this song as a sped up lovefest.It still burns...but now it burns so much fucking brighter. I'm so glad these two artists found each other. Spoiler alert: It may not have worked out for the Driver and Irene but it sure as hell has worked out for Germany Germany and Kotomi. With the music they're making together they are my real heroes. When I drive off into the sunset moneyless, without the girl, and hemorrhaging pints of blood from a gut puncture I too will be at peace because this cover will be oozing from the speakers.
Drive is an amazing movie. Ryan Gosling, a fellow Canadian, is a really good actor; I'm a fan of pretty much everything he's been in, especially Half Nelson. I also hear he's mega attractive. Drive is cool because the pacing is so unusual... I chose to cover Real Hero because it stood out really well in the movie and I wanted to create something similar. What ended up as the Real Hero cover sounds really different.. a lot cleaner and less gritty than the original which could be good or bad. Lauren kills it on this track though.