NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, December 25, 2015, 4:05 PM
Thom Yorke posted a previously unreleased song originally meant as the theme for ‘Spectre.’
Radiohead fans had license to be thrilled on Christmas after the band released a secret song that had been intended for the latest James Bond movie.
The sweeping orchestral song is titled, “Spectre,” after the 007 film that opened in November, and is now available for free download on Soundcloud.
“Last year we were asked to write a theme tune for the Bond movie Spectre,” singer Thom Yorke tweeted with the link to the song.
“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.
The newest Bond movie, starring Daniel Craig, features a theme sung by Sam Smith instead.
After Radiohead’s “Spectre” didn’t bond with producers, singer/songwriter Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall” was chosen for the 25th installment of the espionage franchise.
Smith proved to be the man with the golden pipes: his tune became the first Bond theme to hit No. 1 on the British charts.
“May the force be with you,” Yorke concluded his tweet, referencing a completely different movie.