Florence and the Machine’s original “No Light No Light” is church-primed and ultimately barrels into Florence Welsh’s quintessential stampeding percussion. Trying their hand at the song, UK band Spector have coated it with a layer of static-y electronic paint, giving Welsh’s voice a high-pitched makeover and making the intensity of the original a little bit more of an assault on the senses. But what on earth does this have to do with Ryan Gosling? The remix’s opening does have hints of the Cliff Martinez-composed Drive score, but maybe it’s just a great background music for taking a hammer to someone’s forehead.
Read more about Spector in our UK column, Dollars to Pounds.