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