Spectre - Poster: Daniel Craig
Spectre - Poster: James Bond (Daniel Craig) © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures

It has been confirmed that Sam Smith has recorded the theme song to the upcoming Bond movie Spectre.

Sam Smith song clue
Sam Smith left this clue yesterday on his social media

Sam commented on the song 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.”

It is the first James Bond theme song recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965. Reflecting on the songs role in movie history he said “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 Smith's Spectre song
Sam Smith’s Spectre title song ‘Writing’s On The Wall‘ cover art

He has co-written the title song, “Writing’s On The Wall,” with Jimmy Napes.

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”. They go on to claim ” ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ will surely be considered one of the greatest Bond songs of all time.”

The 23 previous James Bond theme songs have made some of memorable movie music. Shirley Bassey’s ‘Goldfinger’ and subsequent ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ are perhaps the best remembered.

The last Bond theme song, “Skyfall,” performed by Adele won with the Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, the Brit Award for British Single of the Year, and the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media!

Spectre will be released in the UK on October 26th 2015 and in the US on November 6th 2015. The song, released by Capitol Records, will debut and be available to purchase and stream on September 25th 2015.

You can pre-order on the link provided by Capitol Records here for US and in the UK here. Apple Store preorders will be available later tonight.
Spectre - Daniel Craig
Spectre – James Bond (Daniel Craig) runs along the rooftops in pursuit of Sciarra in Mexico City © 2015 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Danjaq, LLC and Columbia Pictures

Colin Davies

The editor of Film Review Online