Radiohead releases unused James Bond theme song on Christmas

Radiohead's Unused James Bond Spectre Song Released
Radiohead's Unused James Bond Spectre Song Released

'Tis the season for surprise releases.

Music fans went to sleep last night with a new LCD Soundsystem song, and woke up today (Dec. 25) with a stocking stuffer from Radiohead.

Originally recorded as a theme song for the latest James Bond installment Spectre, Thom Yorke writes that the song "became something of [their] own which [they] love very much," although it wasn't used in the end.

Sweeping and orchestral, "Spectre" bears some resemblance to "Harry Patch (In Memory Of)" -; a 2009 release that honored the last surviving soldier known to have fought in the trenches during World War I. Take a listen (and download for free) below:

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