Posting on social media Christmas Day morning Yorke said: “Last year we were asked to write a theme tune for the Bond movie Spectre.
“Yes we were. It didn’t work out, but became something of our own, which we love very much.
“As the year closes we thought you might like to hear it. Merry Christmas. May the force be with you.”
Earlier in the year Radiohead had been tipped as favourites to record the theme song for the latest 007 movie but betting was suspended after one punter put £15k on the table.
Radiohead have recently been in the studio so the release of their rejected Spectre song may be the first of new material we hear from the band
Listen to Spectre below and on Radiohead’s soundcloud.