Synesthesia – named after a condition in which one sense is simultaneously perceived as if by one or more additional senses – wouldn’t go amiss in the Drive soundtrack. The track crescendos to beautifully thick choruses filled with Victoria’s multi-tracked vocals. Accompanying synthesisers and guitar complement her, as well as 80’s-style live drum-kits; giving the track organic undertones which supplement its apparent synthetic style.
‘The lyrics to this song are very important and personal to me, it’s about the crazy emotional shifts when big life changing events happen to you. I had a few of them come along at once and this is me trying to make sense of them. Sometimes the feelings are so intense you feel like they cross over with your other senses, a bit like Synesthesia, muddling up light with sound, tasting fear. Our other videos have been quite abstract or tell a story, we wanted this one to be more personal, like the lyrics. The director (Martin Senyszak) caught this vulnerability I think, and combined it with some of that sensory confusion.’ – Vicky