It’s now official. Sam Smith will be singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, “Spectre.” The Grammy winning singer will join the long line of famous artists (including Adele, recently) providing music for the famous spy.
As per reports, the song will be entitled “Writing’s on the Wall,” which will be released on September 25. Smith has already mentioned that this is one of the highlights of his singing career.
“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.”
He told Nick Grimshaw of Radio 1, “I’m so relieved to actually talk about this, this has been top secret mission of my own.”
This is the reverse of what he said last week, when he shared to BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley that he wasn’t involved in the project.
The ‘Spectre’ theme song
Writing’s on the Wall was already recorded way back in January. According to Smith, writing the song was the quickest he’d ever done. It took him 20 minutes to do so, and according to him, “they loved it!”
The song was co-written by Jimmy Napes, a fellow Grammy winner. It could be noted that Napes also worked on Smith’s Stay With Me and La La La.
The last time a male British solo artist sang for a James Bond movie, it was 1965, and the honor went to Tom Jones.
On Monday, Sam Smith posted a picture online hinting at his involvement with “Spectre.”
— Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) September 7, 2015