Sam Smith records theme song for new James Bond movie Spectre
Sam Smith has announced that he has recorded the theme song for the upcoming James Bond movie Spectre.
The track, which has been titled 'Writing's On The Wall', will be released on September 25th, a month ahead of the movie's official release. Smith has co-written the song with frequent collaborator Jimmy Napes. You can pre-order the track on both CD single and 7" vinyl by clicking here.
Speaking about 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 himself added: “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 news will come as a surprise after Smith had repeatedly denied that he had recorded the theme, saying in an interview as recently as last week that he wasn't involved in the process.
Details of SPECTRE were unveiled before Christmas by director Sam Mendes, the film sees Christoph Waltz, Monica Belucci and Lea Seydoux joining the cast and Daniel Craig returning as Bond for a fourth time.
Waltz will play a character named Oberhauser, Belucci will play a character named Lucia Sciarra, while Blue Is The Warmest Colour star Lea Seydoux will portray a character named Madeleine Swann. In the trailer we get a brief look at Belucci's character and we hear from Oberhauser, though his face is never shown.
Sherlock star Andrew Scott is also joining the cast, playing a character named Denbigh who works at MI6. He will join the returning Rory Kinnear, Ralph Fiennes and Naomie Harris, who all reprise their roles. Guardians Of The Galaxy star Dave Bautista is also in the cast, playing a henchman named Mr Hinx.
The film will be released in the UK on October 26th and in the US and Canada on November 6th in 2015. It is the follow-up to Skyfall, which is available for purchase here in our online store.
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