Yorke explained that Radiohead had been approached to pen a tune for the film, but for whatever reason it didn't come out the way they had planned.
Last year we were asked to write a tune for Bond movie Spectre. Yes we were ...........— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) December 25, 2015
... It didn't work out ... but became something of our own which we love very much ....— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) December 25, 2015
Sam Smith, of course, ended up taking the gig with his "Writing's on the Wall," but Radiohead's offering is a head-swirling piece full of grandiose strings, piano melodies, and drummer Phil Selway's jazzy, soft touch swing. Yorke's familiar falsetto runs above it all, offering a narrative rich on rumours, suspicion, held kisses, and bullet holes.
.. As the year closes we thought you might like to hear it. Merry Christmas. May the force be with you ... https://t.co/BXN8MQKJyQ— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) December 25, 2015
You can hear Radiohead's "Spectre" down below.
While the band recently confirmed that they had entered the recording studio a few months back to work on material, an ETA for the follow-up to 2011's The King of Limbs has yet to be announced.