Paul Weller has 007 dream

Paul Weller. Photo: Tom Beard
Paul Weller. Photo: Tom Beard

Paul Weller: “I want to write a James Bond theme.” Photo: Tom Beard

Some of the finest musicians have been involved in writing the James Bond theme. Now, is it ‘The Modfather’s’ turn?

Paul Weller has revealed that he has been working on a new song, one that he hopes will be the next James Bond theme. The song, which is half complete, is being co-written with Noel Gallagher. The pair are no strangers to success, so this could prove to be a popular partnership. However, no decision has been made regarding the next theme song. Weller and Gallagher are not currently official candidates to write and perform the next Bond theme and, with Daniel Craig still not on board, it could be sometime before we hear anything about music.

“I want to write a James Bond theme tune. I’ve got this half a song that me and Noel Gallagher worked on and I think it would be great for a Bond theme,” explains Weller, adding “There is a bit of minor key going on.”

The last five bond themes have been well received in the UK – all have peaked inside the Top 10 of the music charts. But with Adele, Jack White, Alicia Keys and Sam Smith giving performances, it is no surprise. However, Noel Gallagher was critical of Smith’s song saying: “I could do it and it would be great.”

Meanwhile, Weller’s 13th album A Kind Of Revolution is out now. It comes 40 years after the release of The Jam’s debut album.

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