Sam Smith confirms Bond song?

8 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Hard evidence that Sam Smith either will or won’t sing the next James Bond theme.

On Monday, Smith posted an uncaptioned photo on Instagram that shows him wearing a ring featuring the tentacled logo of 007’s new nemesis — suggesting he recorded the opening song for the franchise’s next installment, “Spectre.” If it does turn out to be Smith, he would join an illustrious group of pop stars to sing Bond’s praises.In many ways, honey-voiced chanteur Sam Smith is the male answer to Adele — which is why fans have been speculating for months that he could be the voice behind the next James Bond theme song.

Tom Jones sang and wrote the theme for “Thunderball” in 1965, and Paul McCartney had a hit with “Live and Let Die” for the 1973 movie of the same name. That theory got dealt a blow in July, though, when the soulful Grammy winner told UK radio station Capital FM that he was “definitely not” performing the track — and suggested that Ellie Goulding had gotten the gig instead.

The 23-year-old star shared an image of the ring on his finger, featuring the symbol of an octopus with blade-like tentacles, which is associated with the fictional terrorist organisation in the 007 universe. Other Bond muses include Carly Simon, Shirley Bassey, Duran Duran, Madonna, Chris Cornell, Alicia Keys and, most recently, Adele for “Skyfall” in 2012. In July, Smith flatly denied that he had recorded the Spectre track, telling Capital FM (via BBC), “People seem to think I’m doing it but I have no idea what’s going on. The singer’s clue comes days after he denied he would be joining the ranks of Adele, Tina Turner, Madonna and Shirley Bassey by recording a Bond theme. “I’ve still got loads to do, I’ve got an Australia tour, but I kind of finish in December which is great, it gives me a chance to be in London, be in my home and go out with my friends.” Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, Paloma Faith and Lana Del Rey have also been linked to the Spectre theme song, although Sheeran claimed he was “too wet” for the gig and Faith said she had chased it too avidly. Daniel Craig will reprise his role as the secret service agent, alongside Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes and Rory Kinnear, and newcomers Andrew Scott, Christoph Waltz, Dave Bautista and Bond girls Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux and Stephanie Sigman.

Like Adele before him, Smith was also selected to perform the 007 theme after winning Best New Artist, Song of the Year and Record of the Year at the Grammys. Smith will join Adele, Jack White and Alicia Keys, Chris Cornell, Madonna, Garbage, Sheryl Crow and Tina Turner in the club of Bond theme singers over the past two decades. Spectre will arrive in U.S. theaters on November 6th, but the theme is expected to be released well before that: HitFix reports that the track could arrive Tuesday, when pre-sale tickets go on sale. 2015 may not bring everything that Back to the Future II promised it would: flying cars, self-lacing shoes, we don’t see ’em happening over the next 12 months. (Then again, don’t bet against Nike.) But this year will definitely pack plenty of punch when it comes to cultural happenings.

Mad Max will roar back out of the apocalypse while Mad Men rides off into the sunset, rock’s Antichrist Superstar and hip-hop’s Yeezus will rise again. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush recently sent out an email to supporters trumpeting his visit to the inaugural episode of Late Show With Stephen Colbert and also announcing a contest where, for $3, donors could win a VIP trip to the taping. Where’s my cut of that sweet three bucks, governor,” Colbert said. “I’m sorry I’m yelling, but again, you’re the one who put an exclamation mark at the end of your name.” The “new host” of the “Stephen Colbert Late Show,” as Bush’s email put it, also quipped that, “If you can’t afford $3, you’re probably not voting for Jeb Bush.” Bush’s contest also promised a dinner with the Bush campaign’s national finance co-chair and New York Jets owner Woody Johnson. “Smart move by Jeb to associate his campaign with the winning tradition of the New York Jets,” Colbert joked.

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