Did Muse audition for Skyfall?

Was Supremacy considered as a Bond theme?

Skyfall opens in UK cinemas in a couple of weeks, with Adele having been widely reported as the artist charged with delivering the latest theme tune. However, was she the only artist to be considered for the job?

The Guardian
has released a first listen of the British three-piece’s new album The 2nd Law online last night, and first track Supremacy sounds like a Bond theme in every sense of the term. Notes from the original theme are sprinkled liberally throughout, and the final payoff even sounds like a sting to commence the action... 

What with their operatic vocals and bombastic, string-heavy anthems, Muse have long been touted as potential artists to perform a Bond song, and would seem a far more natural fit then the likes of Jack White and Alicia Keys.
 
Drummer Dominic Howard has previously been quoted as saying the band would be up for the challenge. “Certainly some of our music fits with the James Bond vibe,” he said. “I think it could work. It's something we'd probably say yes to, or at least give it a good go.”
 
We’ve yet to have a listen to the official song, but judging by what we’ve heard on the new Muse album, it will have to go some to improve on it. Even if they’ve missed out this time, we wouldn’t be surprised to see them team up with 007 some time in the future…
 

Do you think Supremacy could have been a Bond theme? Tell us, below!

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    • mrrmn28

      Sep 25th 2012, 10:41

      I was really hoping they'd get a British band to do the theme tune such as Muse, Noel Gallagher or Arctic Monkeys. That would have been awesome. Adele seems like too much of an obvious choice. Ah well.....

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    • Bixbyla

      Sep 25th 2012, 10:50

      It IS cliche that they use the most mainstream pop artist to sing for the soundtrack. Given that she's an inspiration for a new wave of ambitious teenagers hoping to be the next big thing, they probably jumped at the chance to get more audiences to the multiplex. Even if it is typical, I think Muse would've been a terrible choice. Yeah, Jack White's attempt wasn't ground breaking but he definitely has the panache to write something cool. Noel Gallagher doesn't deserve any more publicity than he gets after the atrociously kind spirited media jumped at any chance to love Oasis. His new album was really boring and as safe as he could make it yet he still remains as a sanctified artist. I'd even prefer Arctic Monkeys over them, despite their whiny, cringe inducing, angsty tunes.

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    • Kellend11

      Sep 25th 2012, 11:57

      When I heard Supremacy last night, I said straight away it sounds like a Bond song. It has vibes of Live And Let Die in it. I would love for them to be able to do a Bond song!

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    • smellyhands

      Sep 25th 2012, 14:32

      Supremacy definitely has a Bond theme vibe running through it. It might as well be the Bond theme. But we'll see what Adele can do.

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    • Doogie

      Sep 25th 2012, 16:37

      Supremacy does have a bond vibe, but I think Uno from there first album sounds even more bond to me.

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    • Doogie

      Sep 25th 2012, 16:38

      their*

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    • Hadouken76

      Sep 25th 2012, 17:07

      Noel Gallagher? Ha! Unless Bond turned out to be a Umbro-sporting wifebeater.

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    • ricardoalleyne

      Sep 25th 2012, 17:59

      It could have been an attempt at a Bond song... Or it could just be Muse being Muse... Love the song either way...

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    • Ali1748

      Sep 25th 2012, 18:22

      lol I couldn't even begin to imagine a Noel Gallagher Bond theme.

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