Lana Del Rey: ‘I would have recorded Bond theme if I was asked’

US singer tells NME that she would have been interested in 'Spectre' theme

Lana Del Rey has admitted she was interested in recording the theme to James Bond film Spectre, saying there are songs on her latest album which would have worked for the spy thriller.

Sam Smith’s ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ was picked for the theme to this year’s film, which once again starred Daniel Craig in the title role. Prior to the announcement of Smith’s involvement, many fans felt Del Rey’s drama-filled ballads would have been the perfect fit for the franchise.

Speaking to NME as part of this week’s cover story in the free magazine, Del Rey agrees. “I would’ve done it if I was asked but I wasn’t asked,” she said. “I love all of the Bond music that’s been put out over the years and I love soundtracks in general. There are a couple of songs on this record that have a Bond feel like ‘24’ and ‘Swan Song’.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Del Rey talks about her experience of touring with Courtney Love. The pair played a series of gigs together in the summer as part of the Endless Summer tour.

“Touring with Courtney was great, we have some things in common that might not be visible from the outside,” she 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.”

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