Movies New Bond Song - Another Way To Die

Vegito728

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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.

Link:Alicia Keys Another Way To Die (Feat. Jack White) - FREE MP3 Stream - Listen on IMEEM Music

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.

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.
Source: Alicia Keys and Jack White's Bond Song - Another Way To Die « FirstShowing.net

Not a bad song but it doesn't compare to "You Know My Name" by Chris Cornell which is my favorite Bond theme song.

So what do you think of "Another Way To Die"?
 
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MAgnum9987

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It does have classical bond sound, but I'm no fan of Alicia Keys. It needs another song in the class of "YOu Know My Name" to truly give it perfection. The tone on the guitar in the intro sucked, and it needs the classical bond tune. which is trademark to bond music. It needs to feature the original Bond Tune. You know, like the tunes featured in the GoldenEye game for the Nintendo. RAther depressing. If i was less ignorant and didn't already know how much ass the movie will kick, the bad song would make a reflection on a bad movie.
 

Mirage

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I won't be listening to the song until I see the movie. That way I can take it all in at once. They usually use the music from the song to highlight and accent the themes throughout the movie so I prefer to see it all at once as one big production.