Radiohead Gives Away Unused Bond Theme Song for Free

Download Radiohead's "Spectre"

Radiohead gave fans a great little Christmas surprise: a free download of a brand new song.

Thom Yorke revealed via his Twitter that the band was asked to write the theme for the 2015 Bond film, Spectre, and they’ve now given the song away as a free download.

There’s no word as to why the song wasn’t used while Sam Smith’s “Writing’s On The Wall” is featured as the movie’s theme song. The band’s Soundcloud reads: “Last year we were asked to write a theme tune for the Bond movie Spectre. Yes we were. It didn’t work out, but became something of our own, which we love very much.”

Download the track below and see how the opening credits would’ve felt had Radiohead’s “Spectre” been used.