We've heard the rumors earlier in 2015 that Radiohead might have been the ones behind the title song of the new James Bond film, Spectre. Today Thom Yorke tweeted about how those rumors were actually true and even shared the track for the whole world to listen.
Last year we were asked to write a tune for Bond movie Spectre. Yes we were ...........— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) December 25, 2015
"You were? I knew it!", said everyone...
... It didn't work out ... but became something of our own which we love very much ....— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) December 25, 2015
"It didn't? How so?"
Now picture the suits behind Eon Productions being given this track for the first time to listen to.
"Yeah... We'd better call Sam Smith," said all of them unanimously...
.. As the year closes we thought you might like to hear it. Merry Christmas. May the force be with you ... https://t.co/BXN8MQKJyQ— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) December 25, 2015
"You thought well - and also with you," said we.
Radiohead's Spectre turns out it is a low key song, that brings to mind the most quiet moments of the band's latest records, especially In Rainbows and Amnesiac and it would have made a brilliant Bond opener, but the producers of the movie decided to go with Smith's more digestible and radio friendly track. After all they know better, right?