Lana Del Rey Covers ‘NME,’ Says She Would Have Written The Latest James Bond Theme

Mike Wass | December 10, 2015 2:54 pm
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To think Sam Smith’s deathly boring “Writing’s On The Wall” could have been avoided if the producers of Spectre had simply picked up the phone and called Lana Del Rey. “I would’ve done it if I was asked but I wasn’t asked,” the “High By The Beach” diva tells NME. “I love all of the Bond music that’s been put out over the years and I love soundtracks in general.” She even had a couple of songs in mind. “There are a couple of songs on this record that have a Bond feel like ’24’ and ‘Swan Song.'”

The 30-year-old also spoke to the music mag about Honeymoon LP highlight “Good Knows I Tried,” explaining that it’s something of a personal mantra. “I think that song was a reminder to myself that if you don’t want the problems that come with being in the spotlight the best thing you can do is try and take yourself out of the spotlight when you’re not on stage,” Lana revealed. “I think my two big goals with work are to make great records, and stay out of the press for the wrong reasons, so that song lyrically and melodically is especially poignant for me when I listen back to it.”

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