Lana Del Rey Wanted to Write the New James Bond Theme, Was Bummed She Wasn’t Asked
Now that we think about it, Lana Del Rey is kind of the quintessential Bond girl, and her moody styling would no doubt lend itself to the franchise. Del Rey seems keenly aware of this, and in a new interview, she revealed she would jump at the chance to contribute a theme song for a James Bond movie, but there’s one hitch: No one has asked her.
“I would’ve done it if I was asked but I wasn’t asked,” Del Rey told NME. “I love all of the Bond music that’s been put out over the years and I love [the] soundtracks in general.”
She cited a couple cuts from her latest full-length Honeymoon that she thinks would be well suited for 007: “There are a couple of songs on this record that have a Bond feel like ‘24’ and ‘Swan Song.’”
The latest James Bond flick Spectre landed in theaters last month but instead features Sam Smith’s “Writing’s on the Wall.”
Del Rey also had some glowing words for her recent tourmate Courtney Love. The two singers shared the stage for a handful of Endless Summer dates, and Del Rey called the former Hole frontwoman “totally entrancing, a born performer.”
“Touring with Courtney was great, we have some things in common that might not be visible from the outside,” Del Rey said. “I think the most important thing I learned was that some people just have it when it comes to performing. She’s totally entrancing, a born performer.”