Monday, 22 September 2008

Day 22 - Another Way to Die

Recently I asked people about their favourite Bond themes, and I wasn't quite sure why I did. I know that I was listening to the "Best Of Bond" at the time, but I've been doing that a lot recently.

Why? Could it be because Quantum of Solace is coming out soon? Very possibly.

Forget the film for now though, what's the Bond song like? People said it was going to be Amy Winehouse, then they said it would be Duffy - finally Alicia Keys and Jack White were announced as the lucky/unlucky two (delete as applicable, Bond songs are a double-edged sword for the performers I think).

And now the song is out there for people to listen to, and you can listen to it here. I quite like it - it doesn't grab me in the same way that "You Know My Name" did, but there's something new there in that it's the first Bond theme duet. It's quite funky, and I wonder how that'll work... I think for me, I can't quite picture the title credits with this music, but I'm sure that far smarter people than me are at work on it.

What do you think?


mattiecore said...

That's a very cool song... The vocals were a bit off-key at some points, but beyond that, I really dug it

Bilbo said...

I really wish Amy Winehouse hadn't melted down...I think she would have done an absolutely awesome Bond theme song.

zero_zero_one said...

@mattiecore: It's really growing on me I have to say. Quite different from anything else in the Bond theme canon: that might be a good thing. I wonder what the title graphics will be like?

@Bilbo: Yeah, it could have been quite interesting to see what she and Mark Ronson came up with...