Quantum of Solace Theme Song Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of the highly anticipated 22^nd James Bond adventure Quantum of Solace, announced today that multi-Grammy Award-winning and platinum selling recording artists Jack White of the rock band The White Stripes, and Alicia Keys, have recorded the theme song for the film.
Their song, written and produced by Jack White, and titled Another Way to Die, will be the first duet in Bond soundtrack history. In addition to writing the song, Jack White is also featured as the drummer on this track. The soundtrack to Quantum of Solace has recently been released.
Daniel Craig reprises his role as Ian Fleming?s James Bond 007 in Quantum of Solace," the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures release of EON Productions' 22nd adventure in the longest-running film franchise in motion picture history. The film is directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay is by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade as well as Paul Haggis and the film?s score will be composed by David Arnold. Wilson and Broccoli said: "We are delighted and pleased to have two such exciting artists as Jack and Alicia, who were inspired by our film to join together their extraordinary talents in creating a unique sound for Quantum of Solace."
One of the most enigmatic figures in music, Jack White has built a reputation as something of a modern American renaissance man. When Jack White formed The White Stripes with his big sister Meg in 1997, no one could have predicted the journey they would take. A love of early delta blues inspired him to take a minimalist approach to the music, one which included a simple drumming style by Meg as well as a red, white and black color scheme for everything from their stage clothing to their record sleeves.
As lead singer, guitarist and songwriter, Jack has steered the duo to worldwide success. The White Stripes have released 6 critically acclaimed albums and picked up 5 Grammy Awards, including 3 for Best Alternative Album: Elephant (2004), Get Behind Me Satan (2006) & Icky Thump (2008). They are also the recipients of 4 MTV Video Music Awards and 2 Brit Awards, including the 2004 award for "Best International Group". Their hit singles include Fell In Love with A Girl (2001), Seven Nation Army (2003), and Icky Thump (2007). The band is hugely popular all over the world and 2007 saw them perform at arenas across the U.S. And Europe, including a sold out stop at New York City?s famedMadison Square Garden.
Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum recording artist Alicia Keys has changed the face of popular music since she burst onto the scene in 2001. Keys third studio album, ?As I Am,? marked another milestone recording in the young entertainer?s career with over 742,000 units sold during its first week of release. In addition, "As I Am" marks Alicia?s fourth #1 debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart and her biggest sales week to date. Upon the November 2007 release of "As I Am", Alicia held the prestigioustitle as the biggest debut for a female R&B artist in SoundScan history, and the highest selling debut for a female artist since 2004. "As I Am" spawned the hit single ?No One? which won two Grammy Awards in 2008 for Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Alicia Keys appeared in the big screen adaptation of the best selling book "The Nanny Diaries," opposite Scarlet Johansson, Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti. Keys recently signed a multiyear first-look film production deal at Disney.
Throughout her career, Alicia has won eleven Grammy Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, three World Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, three MTV Europe Awards, three BET Awards, fourteen NAACP Image Awards, two Nickelodeon Teen Choice Awards, seven Soul Train Music Awards, two Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, one People?s Choice Award, one My VH1 Award and more. In 2005, Keys also became a New York Times Bestselling author when she released her first published work, "Tears for Water: Songbook of Poems & Lyrics by Alicia Keys." She generously gives her time and energy as an Ambassador and spokesperson for "Keep A Child Alive," which provides anti-viral drugs to the millions suffering from AIDS in Africa. She also works closely with "Frum Tha Ground Up," devoted to equipping America?s youth with the tools essential for achieving success on all levels, as well as "Teens in Motion," a non-profit organisation created to offer teens the opportunity to develop their minds and bodies in a safe and secure environment. Born and raised in New York, Alicia graduated from the Professional Performance Arts School in Manhattan at age 16.