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James Bond and Radiohead fans get to unite this morning.
In the words of the band: “Last year we were asked to write a theme tune for the Bond movie Spectre. Yes we were. It didn’t work out, but became something of our own, which we love very much. As the year closes we thought you might like to hear it.”
What the band never mentioned is that Daniel Craig a.k.a. James Bond is a fan of them and even interviewed them for a magazine a few years back.
Sam Smith’s version made the cut. It was beautiful, successful but formulaic (don’t you think that every Bond song sounds the same except for the singer changing?).
Radiohead’s version has a common thread but is simultaneously avant-garde. It’s definitely more a soundtrack vibe than an album inclusion… but it will be found very interesting to interesting people… like you.
Here’s Sam Smith’s version: