Radiohead releases unused James Bond theme song on Christmas

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:

This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.

Also listen to all the "Bond" themes ever:


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