‘SPECTRE’ theme song: Singer confirmed for new Bond film

The makers of the upcoming 24th James Bond adventure have confirmed that Sam Smith has recorded the film’s the theme song.

SPECTRE arrives in UK cinemas on 26 October and in the US on 6 November.

Co-written with fellow GRAMMY® Award winner Jimmy Napes, Sam Smith’s ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ will debut and be available to purchase and stream on 25 September.

The track is the first Bond theme song to be recorded by a British male solo artist since Tom Jones sang ‘Thunderball’ in 1965.

SPECTRE Sam Smith

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli commented: “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 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.”

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The official synopsis for SPECTRE reads: “A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.”

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Alongside returning regulars Ralph Fiennes (M), Ben Whishaw (Q), Naomie Harris (Miss Moneypenny) and Rory Kinnear (Tanner), the cast includes Monica Belluci, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista and Christoph Waltz, with Sherlock star Andrew Scott.

What did you think of the choice of Sam Smith? Let us know below…

  • I like the choice, and can’t wait to hear the song. I guess I know what I’ll be doing November 6th….