After months of speculation and rumours it has been confirmed that Sam Smith will sing the theme tune to the new Bond movie, Spectre, though despite the huge pressure it only took 20 minutes to write the song.
The multi-platinum selling artist co-wrote the song entitle, Writing’s On The Wall, with fellow Grammy Award winner Jimmy Napes for Spectre.
Speaking about singing the Bond theme Smith said: “This is one of the highlights of my career. I am honoured to finally announce that I will be singing the next Bond theme song. I am so excited to be a part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible line up of some of my biggest musical inspirations. I hope you all enjoy the song as much as I enjoyed making it.”
This will be the first James Bond theme song recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965. Speculation was intense as to which artist would record the song with everyone from Ellie Goulding to Radiohead at once stage mentioned in connection with the new Bond movie.
Adele was also rumoured to be in the reckoning again after her song from Skyfall, enjoyed huge chart success and won an Oscar for Best Original Song. So no pressure there Sam!
Commenting on the announcement, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of Spectre, said: “Sam and Jimmy have written the most inspirational song for Spectre and with Sam’s extraordinary vocal performance, Writing’s On The Wall will surely be considered one of the greatest Bond songs of all time.” Writing’s On The Wall will be released on September 25.
Spectre is due to hit cinemas here in Ireland on October 26.