Alicia Keys and Jack White's Bond Song - Another Way To Die
by Alex Billington
September 18, 2008
Well before the actual theatrical debut of Quantum of Solace, the new Bond song as written and performed by Alicia Keys and Jack White has made its way online. It's officially titled "Another Way To Die" and will obviously be in the film. There was a scuffle recently when an vocal-less version of the song showed up in an ad for Coca-Cola and spread like wildfire across the internet. Now Jack White has decided to debut the entire thing for our listening pleasure. The song has a sound that reminds me a lot of the classic Roger Moore movies but with some modern White Stripes energy, which is a good start. But overall, I think it's a pretty bad song and I'm quite dissatisfied with it. Listen for yourself below if you're interested.
You can listen to the track below courtesy of an upload via imeem. As you can hear, the track is playing on the radio at the moment, but probably otherwise won't show up until November.
I actually prefer Chris Cornell's "You Know My Name" from Casino Royale a lot more than this. "Another Way To Die" isn't really a terrible song, but it's not that good either. I think that old school Bond feeling it has is great, but otherwise, Alicia Key's vocals really don't impress me, at all. Maybe I'm just a big James Bond fan and want a really good song for what looks to be one of the best Bond movies yet, and in turn I'm let down by this rather mediocre tune. What do you think of "Another Way To Die"?
Quantum of Solace is directed by Marc Forster, of Monster's Ball, Finding Neverland, Stranger Than Fiction, and The Kite Runner previously. The screenplay was penned by both Robert Wade (Die Another Day, Johnny English, Casino Royale) and Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby, Flags of Our Fathers, Casino Royale). This is the 22nd Bond film in the series that first began back in 1962 with Dr. No. Sony Pictures will be releasing Quantum of Solace in theaters on November 14th this year.