Lana Del Rey, Like The Rest Of Us, Would Have Liked Lana Del Rey To Do the Bond Theme
Lana Del Rey was born to die. But before that happens, she was born to sing a Bond theme.
Even if you don't consider yourself a Lana Del Lover/Honeymoon Hunny — hell, even if you're a hater — most people would likely (at least begrudgingly) agree that the cinematic, shadowy styling of Lana's catalog is a perfect match for the tone of the legendary spy series — and plenty of other movies, for that matter. She's already established herself as a soundtrack queen in past years with contributions to The Great Gatsby, Big Eyes and Maleficent.
No shade to Sam Smith (well, actually some shade), but when the In The Lonely Hour crooner was picked to soundtrack Spectre with his "Writing's On The Wall," plenty of people on the Internet murmured something to the effect of "shoulda been Lana..." on social media once the song premiered.
As it turns out, she agrees entirely.
"I would’ve done it if I was asked but I wasn’t asked," she tells NME in a new cover story. "I love all of the Bond music that’s been put out over the years and I love soundtracks in general. There are a couple of songs on this record that have a Bond feel like ‘24’ and ‘Swan Song’."
"24," in particular, was called out as a perfectly Bond-ready standout from Honeymoon in reviews and fan forums.
The snub might actually have been for the best, though: Spectre only has a 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, after all. Perhaps they're just saving Lana for a better Bond movie? Let us hope. (A role as a Bond bombshell would also be totally great.)
Mull it over and do better next time, producers. Do better.
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