Artist

College

When not performing under the pseudonym Mitch Silver in the group Sexy Sushi or heading the label/collective Valerie, French electronica artist David Grellier records music as College.

Built on pure nostalgia for the '80s synth pop of his youth, Grellier recorded two full-lengths (Secret Diary and Northern Council) and two EPs (Teenage Colour and A Real Hero) before the world took notice when "A Real Hero" was used in the retro-sounding soundtrack of the Ryan Gosling film Drive in 2011. The song -- for which he teamed with Electric Youth's Austin Garrick and Bronwyn Griffin -- became a charting hit and gained College an underground following, prior to 2013's Heritage. ~ Jason Lymangrover, Rovi