The score for movie Drive
was composed by Cliff Martinez, a recognized American composer and former drummer most known for his work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The film is based on the book Drive
by James Sallis. Among many other awards, director Nicolas Winding Refn won Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for a Palme d’Or, and the film was also nominated for an Oscar.
Driver (Ryan Gosling) is a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can't help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac). After a heist intended to pay off Standard's protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defence for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals (Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman). But when he realizes that the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk--that they're coming straight for Irene and her son--Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offence.
CD Original Score By Cliff Martinez