Sam Smith Sings New James Bond Theme Song for ‘Spectre’

8 Sep 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Sam Smith Records James Bond ‘Spectre’ Song.

He added: “I got called into the office with [producer] Barbara Broccoli and [director] Sam Mendes and they gave me the script, I read the script… they said ‘have a go at the song’.Our rivals linked Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey and Radiohead to the theme but we told you a year ago that Sam was in discussions with movie bosses at MGM to record it. “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.”This is one of the highlights of my career,” comments Smith in a statement. “I am honored to finally announce that I will be singing the next Bond theme song.

MANILA, Philippines – 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. Yesterday he teased fans by posting a picture on Twitter of a ring on his finger, featuring the symbol of an octopus with blade-like tentacles, the symbol of the Spectre organisation from the 007 universe. Young British star Adele wrote and performed the last Bond theme, Skyfall, which went on to win a string of accolades, including an Oscar, a Grammy and a Golden Globe. I hope you all enjoy the song as much as I enjoyed making it.” Smith — who has co-written the title song with regular collaborator and fellow Grammy Award winner Jimmy Napes — becomes the first British male solo artist to win the coveted job since Tom Jones recorded “Thunderball” for the 1965 movie of the same name. It entered the UK charts at number four, and rose to the number two spot after 14 days, tying with Duran Duran’s A View To A Kill as the highest charting Bond theme song ever.

With “Writing’s On The Wall”, Smith joins an elite circle of recording artists who’ve contributed songs for the enduring Bond series, a group that includes Adele, Duran Duran, Paul McCartney & Wings, Madonna, Shirley Bassey and Tina Turner. 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.

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