Every James Bond film has it’s share of rumours, some more far-fetched than others. Quantum of Solace is no exception.
One particular rumour that has stuck with the 22nd 007 film since late 2006 is that Amy Winehouse would be performing the title song.
Now, according to a source for The Sun, Winehouse, along with producer Mark Ronson (who contributed heavily on her five-time Grammy award winning album Back to Black), will write and record the newest Bond theme. The two will supposedly begin work at Ronson’s country retreat in Henley in the next few days.
The source said: ‘Amy and Mark are really excited. They see this as the biggest thing they have ever done.’
‘Mark collected her clothes and guitar to take to his place. She will join him soon and they will lock themselves away to write and record the song.
‘They have no idea what they’re going to do. In true Amy fashion, they’re going to busk it. But I’m sure it will be brilliant. The new Bond film is supposed to be really dark so Amy will fit the bill perfectly. They’ve got a great understanding. She comes up with a basic idea and he makes it happen.’
As a general note, it’s important to keep in mind that this rumour has not been confirmed by Quantum of Solace composer David Arnold or anyone else associated with the film.
Bond fans are only too well aware that there are often endless artists who are reportedly ‘confirmed’ at one point or another. What makes the Winehouse case interesting is a quote from producer Michael G. Wilson in the April 2008 edition of Total Film magazine. When asked about the possibility of her involvement, he replied: ‘She could do a wonderful job. We’ll have to wait and see if she can do it.’
Former Bond performer Paul McCartney endorsed Winehouse in March, saying: ‘I think Amy Winehouse would be really good, and I think she would do a really good job.’
In the case of 2006’s Casino Royale, Chris Cornell wasn’t offcially confirmed until late July of that year, so it may be a while until we know for certain whether this rumour is fact or fiction.
Just keep your eyes on the CommanderBond.net main page and we’ll keep you updated.