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Did Muse audition for Skyfall?

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…
 

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