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Updated: Official! Sam Smith to sing SPECTRE theme

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Updated 8.10am BST.

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Updated, 8am BST.

It has just been made official. Sam Smith will be singing the new SPECTRE theme. The award-winning singer co-wrote the song, titled ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ with fellow GRAMMY® Award winner Jimmy Napes.  It is the first James Bond theme song recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965. Read the full, official release below.

[quote_box_center]LONDON, September 8, 2015 – Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment today confirmed that Sam Smith has recorded “Writing’s On The Wall,” the theme song to SPECTRE, the 24th James Bond adventure.  SPECTRE will be released in the UK on October 26 and in the US on November 6.  The song, released by Capitol Records, will debut and be available to purchase and stream on September 25.

Multi-platinum selling artist Sam Smith has co-written the title song, “Writing’s On The Wall,” with fellow GRAMMY® Award winner Jimmy Napes.  It is the first James Bond theme song recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965.  Smith’s debut album In The Lonely Hour launched at No. 1 in the UK and bowed in at No. 2 in the US, and has since earned five No.1 UK singles, four GRAMMY® Awards, three Brit Awards, six MOBO Awards, Q and AMA Awards.

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.”

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.”

The 23 previous James Bond theme songs make up some of the most memorable movie music of all time.  The previous Bond theme song, “Skyfall,” was performed by Adele, and was honored with the Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, the Brit Award for British Single of the Year, and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. [/quote_box_center]


Previous update…

We’ll be updating this post throughout the day as more information comes to light, but it appears that Sam Smith will be the person to sing the theme song to the next James Bond movie SPECTRE, which is released in cinemas next month. Smith posted an image of his hand with a very familiar ring on it late yesterday afternoon. It featured the SPECTRE ‘octopus’ symbol, and Twitter went a bit crazy.

We’ve also read somewhere that the new track will actually be a collaboration with Elle Goulding, with song actually written by Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke, though again, this isn’t confirmed.

Sources say that the new James Bond theme will be available online today, and of course we’ll update this post with any updates that come to light.

Daniel Craig stars as 007 in the 24th James Bond movie SPECTRE, which is once again directed by Sam Mendes. It has been reported that SPECTRE could be Daniel Craig’s last James Bond movie, though it is thought that he may be contracted for just one more.

Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ben Wishaw, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Dave Bautista, Rory Kinnear, Andrew Scott and Monica Bellucci also star.

To keep you going, here’s a brand new image from the film, which has just been release.

SPECTRE opens in UK cinemas on October 26th, 2015, and US cinemas on November 6th, 2016.




  1. dananon90

    Sep 8, 2015 at 9:27 am

    He’s got some enormous shoes to fill. Skyfall was the absolute shit! That song was even better than the movie.

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  3. Steven Burgas

    Sep 9, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Oh, fuck off, Skyfall was not only a great Bond film, but the most successful in the franchise. You anti-Craig trolls are loud and obnoxious, but a tiny minority.

  4. OitNJ

    Sep 9, 2015 at 1:56 am

    He said it was “even better than”, which indicates he thought the movie was pretty good too. And I would agree. The film was awesome, the song was perfect.

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