Coup De Main Track of the Week - The 1975 - 'Medicine'

Publish Date
Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 9:22PM | @coupdemain

Zane Lowe recently announced that he’d undertaken the ambitious task of curating a rescore of the 'Drive' movie soundtrack - asking artists such as Bastille, Banks, Chvrches and The 1975, to all contribute new songs.

About The 1975’s contribution, frontman Matty Healy has said: "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 personal 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…"

If this is your first introduction to The 1975, then I am very sorry to inform you that their January 20th show in Auckland is longtime sold out… but at least you’ve got this new song to listen to (on repeat)!

YOU WILL LIKE, IF YOU LIKE: The Neighbourhood, The Vaccines, Two Door Cinema Club, Bleachers, Haim, Sir Sly… and the film 'Drive', obviously.

Listen to 'Medicine' below…


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