LISTEN: Radiohead Share Unreleased “Spectre” Theme
Theme music for a film.
Way back in September, Radiohead were rumored to have been working on a theme song for Spectre, the then-soon-to-be-released James Bond film. As the record shows, Sam Smith and Disclosure provided the film’s theme, and the concept of Radiohead having worked on a big-budget film for the first time since 1997’s Romeo + Juliet receded into the background.
Until today. The band’s Thom Yorke both confirmed that Radiohead had been drafted to write a Spectre theme and released that theme into the world. Like Smith and Disclosure’s take—and like most Bond themes—it leans heavily on an orchestral arrangement, though it’s safe to say that Yorke’s buried desolation would’ve set the film off with a slightly different tone. You can check it out below.