Composer John Williams Says He Would “Love” To Write James Bond Soundtrack


John Williams has revealed that he would “love it” if the opportunity to write a song for a new James Bond film presented itself.

The legendary composer’s list of famous film scores seems endless. He has written soundtracks for films such as, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Jaws, E.T, Schlinder’s List and more.

Speaking in a fresh interview, John Williams was asked if he would be interested in writing a new track for the next James Bond film. “I’d love it”, was the great man’s reply.

Williams also spoke about the “tension and anxiety” that he used to feel in the early days of producing a film score, under pressure to meet a deadline.

“Whereas now I’m having fun… I invent something – ‘Ah, this can work, I can expand this in this way and orchestrate it in that way”, Williams said. “If I get behind for a minute or two in my schedule it doesn’t trouble me anymore. Maybe that’s just an old veteran’s experience”. 

“become a way of life”

John Williams who celebrated his 90th birthday earlier this year, has admitted that he seldom reflects on or even listens back to his previous soundtracks.

“I don’t listen to my own music”, Williams stated. “Once I’ve done, finished with it, I close the book and go onto the next empty page, which has become a way of life”. 

He continued, “I’m on a very fortunate life path where I’m very happy to get up each day to work. I would feel very deprived if I couldn’t do it”. 

John Williams is also renowned for his work on the Indiana Jones franchise. He confirmed that that he has completed 30% of the soundtrack for the next instalment of the franchise starring Harrison Ford.

“I pretty much have the thematic scheme done. But we probably will be working on this into September”, the composer revealed.

“Writing for film music is very difficult… it’s probably not a profession for all composers because it’s very… can be very constricting and possibly very frustrating”. 

Last year, John Williams was also named the most popular living composer.