When the news hit that Jack White and Alicia Keys (pictured) were teaming for the new James Bond theme song, "Another Way to Die," which I blogged about here, everyone at CL headquarters decided it will either be absolute brilliance or an utter turd. Perhaps sensing trepidation from his fan base, White has offered a statement regarding the super pairing:
After a couple of years of wanting to collaborate with Alicia Keys, it took James Bond himself to finally make it happen. 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."
OK, I'm stoked. Here's to hoping it lives up to the skyscraper-high expectations.