One of the most anticipated films of the summer is an action musical in the form of Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’. Based on the film’s premise and pre-release hype, it seems that the soundtrack is integral to the plot of the film. So it’s only fitting that expectations for film’s soundtrack are sky-high.
In fact, many film critics who have already seen the movie last March at SXSW are raving about the film’s music, including a recent HR’s review which calls the film a “movie-as-mixtape with few slots available for catch-your-breath downtempo track.. a Gone in 60 Seconds for the La La Land crowd“.
Packed with big name artists that span generations, the soundtrack album is set for release on Jun 23, 2017 via Columbia Records imprint, 30th Century Records.
Some of the awesome tracks have already been featured on the trailers, from the first trailer’s ‘Nowhere To Run’ (Martha and the Vandella), and then later to ‘Tequila’ (The Button Down Brass), and ‘Radar Love‘ (Golden Earring). Now with the full soundtrack revealed, we not only see that some of the greats are contributing their classics including Queen, The Beach Boys, and Simon and Garfunkel, but there is also an original track by Danger Mouse, “Chase Me”.
The film follows Baby (Ansel Elgort), a young, talented getaway driver who “relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game.” But things went awry when he was forced to work for a mysterious crime boss (Kevin Spacey). ‘Baby’ is scheduled for release on June 28, 2017.
You can check out a portion of the track list below.
1. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – ‘Bellbottoms’
2. Bob & Earl – ‘Harlem Shuffle’
3. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – ‘Egyptian Reggae’
4. Googie Rene – ‘Smokey Joe’s La La’
5. The Beach Boys – ‘Let’s Go Away For Awhile’
6. Carla Thomas – ‘B-A-B-Y’
7. Kashmere Stage Band – ‘Kashmere’
8. Dave Brubeck – ‘Unsquare Dance’
9. The Damned – ‘Neat Neat Neat’
10. The Commodores – ‘Easy (Single Version)’
To see the full list, go to NME.com