Danger Mouse just dropped the new video for his upcoming movie soundtrack “Chase Me,” set to be featured in the Edgar Wright-helmed thriller Baby Driver. The track features guest spots from both Run the Jewels and Big Boi, while the video serves as a perfectly integrated nod to the movie.
It depicts Danger Mouse and El-P in one car, and Big Boi and Killer Mike in another as they speed around the streets following a bank robbery. Intercut with this are some shots from the actual movie, wonderfully blurring the lines between what is film material and what is shots for the music video.
Danger Mouse once again proves why he’s such a master behind the boards, providing an irresistible beat, ingenious sound effects, and a banging bassline. Music videos don’t come much more cinematic than this explosive 3 minute, 54 second clip, and when set to a song that hits as hard as “Chase Me,” the theatrical nature of it becomes even more effective.
The film’s soundtrack is like a who’s who of famous musicians, with notable inclusions coming from the likes of The Beach Boys, Beck, Queen, Blur, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Barry White and many more. Oh, and the prog-rock masterpiece “Hocus Pocus” by Focus is also on there too, as is a new cut from one of the movie’s stars Sky Ferreira – a cover of Lionel Richie’s “Easy.”
Baby Driver is scheduled for release on June 28, and will follow the story of a young getaway driver looking to escape his surroundings by engaging in illegal activity such as heists and robberies. Suffering from an extreme form of tinnitus, the main character uses loud music to block the noise and guide him through his criminal escapades. It stars Jamie Foxx, Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Sky Ferreira, Jon Hamm, and even Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.