The producers of the James Bond franchise have had a good run with the Bond theme tunes during the Daniel Craig era. Adele’s “Skyfall” and Chris Cornell’s “You Know My Name” were both well-received, with Adele’s tune also becoming both a bestseller and an Oscar winner.
It hasn’t been a perfect run though, sandwiched in between is Jack White and Alicia Keys’ cat orgy anthem “Another Way to Die,” while Pierce Brosnan’s final outing also boasted a forgettable Madonna dance track.
Pressure is considerable then on whomever will take up the job for the upcoming twenty-fourth film in the series, and now a source for the New York Post claims that British soul singer-songwriter Sam Smith has been selected to sing the next Bond theme.
The report also suggests Smith beat out vocalist Lana Del Rey for the gig, the latter having campaigned hard for it, and is currently negotiating with Bond producer Barbara Broccoli. A representative for Smith however tells the paper “that is not confirmed”.
Smith is best known for the songs “Stay with Me” and “Money on My Mind” and has received numerous awards for his work, despite only really breaking through just two years ago. His debut album, “In the Lonely Hour,” was released in May and is the second biggest selling album of the year in the United States behind only Taylor Swift’s “1989”.