Sam Smith: Singing theme for new Bond film ‘Spectre’
For the first time since 1965 (Tom Jones; Thunderball), a British male solo artist is singing the theme song for a James Bond movie. Grammy Award winner Sam Smith will sing the theme song for the next James Bond movie, “Spectre”.
The “Stay With Me” singer co-wrote the track, entitled “Writing’s On The Wall”, with fellow Grammy Award winner Jimmy Napes. The song is out September 25.
“This is one of the highlights of my career,” Smith said in a statement. “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.”
The last Bond theme song “Skyfall” was recorded by British Grammy Award winner Adele.
Daniel Craig reprises his role as secret agent 007 for the fourth time in “Spectre”, directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes. The film also stars Italian actress Monica Bellucci and Oscar winner Christoph Waltz.
“Spectre” is released in UK cinemas on Oct. 26 and in North America November 6.
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