Analysis of “You know my name”

Lia Vollack, Sony Pictures’s President of Music, called Chris Cornell inviting him to make a song for the new Bond movie, which would “reflect the dramatic new direction of James Bond”, with a “strong male singer”. Cornell thought it was a strange offer, considering that he is American, and imagined that he would perform a…

Analysis of “Writing’s on the Wall”

Writing ‘s on the Wall was co-written by Smith and Jimmy Napes. Smith said that the song came together in one Whirlwind session: he and Napes wrote it in under half an hour and quickly recorded a demo. When they Listened back to that recording, they were so pleased with Smith vocal performance that they…

“Spectre”, analysis of the unused song

Spectre is a 2015 song by English rock band Radiohead, released as a free download on the audio distribution platform SoundCloud on 25 December 2015. On 13 May 2016, it was released as a B-side on the 7″ vinyl single Burn the Witch.  It was included as a bonus track on the special edition of…

Analysis of the song “Skyfall”

Skyfall is the theme song of the 2012 James Bond film of the same name, performed by British singer Adele. It was written by Adele and producer Paul Epworth and features orchestration by J. A. C. Redford. Film company Eon Productions invited the singer to work on the theme song in early 2011, a task…