Maybe I hadn’t noticed it before but it seems there’s a trend in movies that star Ryan Gosling. Namely that at least one epic song emerges from the soundtrack. I’m still researching this very important matter, but Blue Valentine unearthed Penny & The Quarters’ “You and Me” for us and now we have “A Real Hero” by College feat. Electric Youth off the Drive soundtrack.
While I haven’t seen Drive and likely never will, “A Real Hero” must have accompanied some mother effing emotional moments – was it the closing scene? Someone educate me on this, please. Regardless, this is perfect movie music. Gosling, I don’t know what it is about you but I can’t bring myself to hate you the way I did Leonardo DiCaprio at the age of 12 when Titanic came out.
Call it coincidence if you’d like but I’d dare to say there’s some serious Ryan Gosling music magic in the air.