Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke revealed that the band was asked to record the latest James Bond music before Sam Smith ultimately took over. “Last year we were asked to write a tune for 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. Merry Christmas.” he said.
Regardless of Radiohead’s version not making the film’s final cut, it’s a rare honor for a musician to be asked to record a James Bond theme. Past artists to have had the distinction of singing a track for the classic spy franchise include Paul McCartney, Adele, Madonna, Bono, Alicia Keys, Jack White, Sheryl Crow, Carly Simon, Tom Jones, Nancy Sinatra, and Duran Duran, among many others. “Spectre” is Radiohead’s first new song since their “Daily mail/Staircase” single in December, 2011. Their most recent album “The king of limbs” was also released in the same year.
I’m lost, I’m a ghost Dispossessed, taken host My hunger burns a bullet hole A spectre of my mortal soul These rumors and suspicion Anger is a poison The only truth that I could see Is when you put your lips to me Futures tricked by the past Spectre, how he laughs
Fear puts a spell on us Always second-guessing love My hunger burns a bullet hole A spectre of my mortal soul The only truth that I can see Spectre has come for me