An apt act to follow on from Adele, Britain’s favourite young crooner Sam Smith will sing the new Bond theme for the forthcoming film, Spectre.
Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment confirmed this week that Smith has already recorded the highly coveted track, ‘Writing’s On The Wall‘, the theme to the 24th flick in the franchise.
The song, released by Capitol Records, will debut and be available to purchase and stream from September 25.
Multi-platinum selling Smith has co-written the song with fellow Grammy Award winner Jimmy Napes. It is the first James Bond theme song recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965. Spectre producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said, “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 said: “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.”
Sam Mendes returns to direct Spectre, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time, and co-stars Monica Bellucci, Andrew Scott, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Léa Seydoux, Jesper Christensen and Christoph Waltz.
Spectre will be released in Australian cinemas on November 12.