September 8, 2015
No more speculations. After dropping a major hint on Twitter just 17 hours ago of a black-and-white image of him wearing a ring with the seven-legged insignia of Spectre, Sony Pictures Entertainment confirmed that Sam Smith has indeed recorded the theme song to the new James Bond film. The title song was co-written with fellow Grammy Award winner, Jimmy Napes, and is the first James Bond theme song recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965.
— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) September 7, 2015
“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 part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible line up of some of my biggest musical inspirations,” Sam said.
The past 23 James Bond theme songs were some of the most memorable movie music of all time, like the previous Bond theme song, “Skyfall”, which was performed by Adele. It won an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, the Brit Award for British Single of the Year and Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media.
Ellie Goulding, Radiohead, Lana Del Ray were also in the running to record the theme song, but hey, congrats Sam!
“Writing’s On The Wall” will be released by Capitol Records on 25 September and is now available for pre-order on CD, vinyl or iTunes from midnight. .
“Spectre” will be out in theatres on 5th November in Singapore.