It’s official, Sam Smith has recorded the theme song for the upcoming James Bond movie “Spectre” says The BBC.
The track is titled “Writing’s on the Wall” and will be released on September 25th. Smith says in an interview with Radio 1 a few hours ago:
“This is one of the highlights of my career. 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’m so relieved to actually talk about this, this has been a top secret mission of my own.”
Smith revealed he actually recorded the track all the way back in January at Abbey Road where Adele recorded the “Skyfall” theme. Smith co-wrote the track with fellow Grammy award winner Jimmy Napes, with whom he worked on for hits hits like “Stay With Me” and “La La La,” and spoke about how he got enlisted to do the Bond theme:
“I got called into the office with Barbara Broccoli and Sam Mendes and they gave me the script, I read the script… they said ‘have a go at the song’. It’s the quickest I’ve ever written a song – it took 20 minutes… and they loved it! I love the song so much.”
This marks the first James Bond theme song recorded by a British male solo artist since Tom Jones’ “Thunderball” in 1965.