“It took James Bond himself to finally make it happen.” – Jack White on finally getting to work with Alicia Keys
An enthusiastic Jack White spoke to USATODAY.com’s Listen Up blog about his upcoming James Bond theme, “Another Way To Die”, a collaboration with R&B songstress Alicia Keys.
“After a couple of years of wanting to collaborate with Alicia Keys, it took James Bond himself to finally make it happen,” White said.
“Alicia put some electric energy into her breath that cemented itself into the magnetic tape. Very inspiring to watch. It gave me a new voice, and I wasn’t myself anymore. I drummed for her voice and she mimicked the guitar tones, then we joined our voices and screamed and moaned about these characters in the film and their isolation, having no one to trust, not even themselves. Maybe we became them for a few minutes.”
“The Memphis Horns were there to help us out, along with some of Nashville’s finest. Might be the first analogue Bond theme in twenty years, I don’t know. We wanted to push soul into those tapes, and join the family of Barry, Bassey, Connery and Craig.”
“Another Way To Die” will appear on the official soundtrack to Quantum of Solace, which will be released on J Records on 28 October, 2008.
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