We are so delighted to have British singing legend Dame Shirley Bassey on the project to perform the title track ‘Guardian of the Highlands’. Indeed it is the first time Sir Sean has worked with Dame Shirley since the Bond era with Goldfinger and Diamonds Are Forever.
When asked how the collaboration with Dame Shirley came about Director Sascha Hartmann, who also composed and produced the original song said:
My wife Tessa and I agreed that Dame Shirley was the ultimate artist to perform the title track for this film, especially given the ‘Bond’ connection of Sir Sean and Dame Shirley. So I sat down and wrote a song for her! Tessa approached her management and thankfully she fell in love with the song. It really was a dream come true for us as she is an absolute icon, true professional and a pleasure to work with.
The song has already been recorded at Metropolis Studios in London and mixed by Mick Guzauski in New York and Dame Shirley is thrilled with the outcome.When asked how the producers persuaded her to join the project, Dame Shirley said:
There was no persuading needed here, I liked the song from the moment I heard it. Sascha and Tessa made the process incredibly fun and easy for me and we got a great result
Sir Sean Connery is an Executive Producer and has been heavily involved with the independent studio project since its inception. He said:
It’s marvellous to have Dame Shirley back in the same show, after all these years since Goldfinger! It goes without saying that her rendition of Goldfinger set up the entire mood for the film – she’s done just the same here! It’s a tremendous plus to have someone of her stature join the project and with a great song and her incredible performance, she will simply launch Sir Billi’s story, which is fantastic!
Producers are working on a soundtrack album at the moment with 4 other original songs from the film and of course the music by Patrick Doyle who is composing the underscore.