Early this morning, Radiohead's Thom Yorke tweeted a Christmas gift for both fans of the band and James Bond alike. Turns out the dreadful "Writing's On the Wall" wasn't the original theme song to "Spectre" after all.
"Last year we were asked to write a tune for (the) Bond movie Spectre. Yes, we were." says Yorke, "it didn't work out, but became something of our own we love very much. As the year closes we though you might like to hear it. Merry Christmas. May the force be with you."
Icing on the cake to hear Yorke drop the infamous "Star Wars" line. You can check out the song here. The instrumentalization is completely on point: eerie strings, mysterious, and having some gravity to the epic scale of SPECTRE as an organization; and the lyrics actually pertain to themes of the film. Comparing to Sam Smith's version, I think it's clear which fit the film better, but that's just my opinion.
On a better note, this is perhaps a teaser for more music to come from Radiohead. It's been nearly five years since their last album, "King of Limbs", and the band has been talking about a new album/tour for 2016.
What do you Bond fans think of the original song? Like it, hate it, prefer Sam Smith's? Comment, let me know!