Sam Smith to sing new Bond theme song
After months of speculation, it has finally been revealed that Sam Smith will sing the new Bond theme song.
The 23-year-old British singer emerged as a favourite to record a song for the upcoming 24th James Bond film, Spectre, months ago but doused rumours of his involvement during an interview with Capital FM in July.
He told DJs that he had "absolutely no idea what's going on" when asked about the song and. “I’m being deadly serious. I think I would know by now," said Smith, adding that fellow Brit Ellie Goulding was most likely to land the deal.
However on Monday (Sept 7), the Grammy-winner put himself in the running once more by tweeting a photo of himself wearing a ring with the insignia of Spectre, the criminal organisation Bond is pitted against in the film.
The next day, Smith confirmed that he will be singing Spectre's theme song and revealed its title as well as release date.
"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 tweeted.
Singers who have contributed to the soundtrack of Bond films include Paul McCartney, Sheryl Crow, Madonna and most recently Adele, who scored an Academy Award, a Grammy Award as well as a Golden Globe Award for Skyfall.
Should Writing's On The Wall prove to be as successful as its 2012 predecessor, Smith can expect to add more accolades to his already impressive portfolio and become a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.
Spectre is slated for an Oct 26 release and will once again star Daniel Craig as 007. Craig will be joined by Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux and Ralph Fiennes.