Skip to main content

‘Baby Driver’ Star Ansel Elgort Teases EP (and Jamie Fox Thinks It’s Fire)

ansel elgort baby driver
Image used with permission by copyright holder
Twenty-three-year-old actor Ansel Elgort, best known for his role as Baby in the comedy crime film Baby Driver, is on his way to becoming our most-listened-to iTunes artist.

This week, he teased the release of his new EP Supernova with a snippet of the music video via Instagram, and we’re officially hooked. The moody melody is spiked with rap, similar to the alternative styles of Roy Wood$ and Travis Scott. At the moment it’s unclear if Elgort enlisted another artist for the collaboration, or if it’s his voice rapping.

This verse goes, “I been waking up drenched in sweat, all my dream full of my regret (my regret), I keep hearing what my mother said, eyes are open all I see is red.”

#Supernova

A post shared by Ansel Elgort (@ansel) on

Then what we’re assuming is the chorus hits, featuring Elgort’s soulful tenor. “I met you in California, you told me you loved him in Georgia, your heart’s in the ground frozen over, my heart’s in the sky supernova.”

A second music video teaser was released on Elgort’s Instagram Thursday morning, January 11, and from the schematic of his posting, we predict Elgort will release the track Friday, completing a mosaic of Supernova on his profile. (Three images and one video have been released two days in a row.)

Ansel Elgort/Instagram Ansel Elgort/Instagram

The boppy trap beat with well timed drops is a departure from the disco-techno songs Elgort released early last year on his SoundCloud and YouTube. “Thief,” the most popular of these songs, gained roughly 10 million views on YouTube, featuring Elgort as a pretty-boy Julian Casablancas. Both the song and video proved the triple-threat’s ability to hold a tune and our attention, but Supernova is a maturation of his power (and much, much better looking and sounding if you ask us) promising to put Elgort on the musical map for good.

Ansel Elgort - Thief

If you didn’t know Baby Driver was a singer and DJ (he played a set at Electric Zoo Festival’s main stage under the name Ansølo and, in 2015, and was signed to Island/Universal Records, releasing his first single “Home Alone” in July 2016), you might also be surprised to hear his sweet moves didn’t start at the set of the 2017 film. Elgort tried out for the prestigious School of American Ballet as a child and attended The Professional Performing Arts School. Plus, talent seems to run in the family, as his mother is an opera director and his father is a famous fashion photographer.

But back to Supernova. Apart from thirsty comments from Instagrammers swooning over Elgort’s “little cakes” and sweaty, rain-swept hair in the music video, fellow Baby Driver actor Jamie Foxx was quick to commented multiple fire emojis, showing his approval for the track.

When will this moody masterpiece be dropped? Soon, we hope. Back in November, Elgort shared another video tease of the song on his Instagram story, where we aw him zoom in on an iTunes display titled, “2018 Supernova EP,” listing five songs at a total of 19 minutes. From the blurry looks of it, other songs to be released will include titles, “Save Me,” “Ansel Back in Time,” “No Tomorrow,” and more.

And if upon Supernova’s release we find Elgort is able to create music as good as he can drive, we’re gonna be pretty stoked.

Add Supernova to your dance playlist and music to listen to on-the-move.

Jahla Seppanen
Former Digital Trends Contributor
Born and raised off-the-grid in New Mexico, Jahla Seppanen is currently a sports, fitness, spirits, and culture writer in…
Apple just gave hikers, campers, skiers, and snowboarders a great reason to use Apple Maps and ditch Google Maps
Go anywhere and never get lost
Apple Maps update press release photo

Google Maps has long been a dominant player in navigation, known for its comprehensive data and ease of use. However, with the release of iOS 17, Apple has introduced a game-changing feature that's set to make Apple Maps the go-to choice for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers. Apple is finally introducing offline maps, and it's a feature that will revolutionize the way hikers, campers, skiers, and snowboarders navigate the great outdoors.
iOS 17 unveils offline maps for Apple Maps
Apple Maps has come a long way since its initial launch, and it's continually striving to offer users a more robust and feature-rich experience. With the launch of iOS 17 on September 18, 2023, Apple is introducing offline maps, a feature that will be a game-changer for those who love outdoor activities.

Offline maps allow users to select specific areas to download to their phones. Once downloaded, these maps can be accessed and used without an internet connection. This makes it possible to enjoy turn-by-turn navigation and conduct searches even in remote areas where internet connectivity may be unreliable or nonexistent. It works similarly to Google Maps in the sense that you do need a WiFi connection to download the maps, but after that, you're good to go off the grid.
The perfect companion for outdoor adventures
For outdoor enthusiasts, this feature is a dream come true. Whether you're hiking in the wilderness, camping in a remote location, skiing down the slopes, or snowboarding in the mountains, having access to offline maps can be a lifesaver. Here's how this feature can benefit different adventure seekers:

Read more
Ultimate relaxation: This massage chair is $3,700 off until tomorrow
A woman sitting in the Sharper Image Revival Zero Gravity Massage Chair.

Relaxing at home is a much-underrated activity for many of us. That's why we had to highlight one of Best Buy's deals of the day which has a Sharper Image Revival Zero Gravity Massage Chair down to $1,799. It usually costs $5,499 so you're saving a spectacular $3,700 off the regular price. Whether you've had a long day at work or you've just got back from a hectic session at the gym, you need a great massage chair to relax into. Here's what we know about it while you decide whether to hit the buy button or not. Remember -- you've only got until the end of today to do so.

Why you should buy the Sharper Image Revival Zero Gravity Massage Chair
Arriving with no assembly required, the Sharper Image Revival Zero Gravity Massage Chair is far better than any of the best massage guns you may have been considering for your post-workout recovery. It offers the most beneficial position for you to sit with the least amount of pressure on your spine.

Read more
These are the 13 best Brad Pitt movies, ranked
Does your favorite Brad Pitt movie make the list?
Brad Pitt staring across the table

If you were to look up the word "superstar" in the dictionary, it wouldn't be surprising if Brad Pitt's visage was strewn across the page. When you hear his name, it’s hard not to think of his chiseled abs, effortless charm, and distinctively beautiful face. Many may even immediately think of all the media surrounding his romantic entanglements with Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston, but we’re definitely not here to talk about that.

Today, we are here to talk about the many strides Brad Pitt has made in his film career; from war movies to heist comedies, he's taken his physical beauty and made the most of it. While he may not have the reputation of Tom Hanks or Al Pacino, Pitt has become a great performer in his own right. In addition to his prolific acting career, Pitt is also a producer with more than 60 credits to his name. Clearly, there is much more to him than just what meets the eye, which is part of what makes him such a compelling screen presence.

Read more