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In late 2010 Jewel was asked by director Nicolas Winding Refn and lead actor Ryan Gosling to score the film Drive. He collaborated with Walker, but their material was ultimately not used. However the film soundtrack did include previously released music from Chromatics and Desire, both on Jewel's Italians Do It Better label. Jewel and Walker then formed Symmetry and further reworked and expanded on the original tracks, ending up with nine hours of music, two hours of which were released as an LP entitled "Themes For An Imaginary Film" in 2011. In 2011, they also released a promotional LP entitled The Messenger, in a limited edition of 1,500 copies on clear vinyl. In October 2013, a video for the song "The Hunt" was released via YouTube. In 2017, The Messenger was re-released with bonus tracks.
Their song "The Hunt" is used as the main theme song to the American television series Those Who Kill on A&E.
On February 3, 2015, Symmetry released a remix of the Chromatics' track "Yes (Love Theme To Lost River)", the trailer music for Ryan Gosling's first film as a director, Lost River.
- Gilchrist, Todd (September 18, 2011). "Johnny Jewel on Developing the Unique Soundtrack For 'Drive'". BoxOffice. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
- Howe, Brian (January 12, 2012). "Johnny Jewel Talks Symmetry, Drive Music, Glass Candy and Chromatics LPs". Pitchfork. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
- Minsker, Evan (October 22, 2013). "Johnny Jewel's Symmetry Reissue The Messenger on Vinyl, Share "The Hunt" Video". Pitchfork. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
- SYMMETRY / THEMES FOR AN IMAGINARY FILM Soundcloud audio
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