Sam Smith sings Spectre

Sam SmithToday saw the news of who will be singing the theme song to the upcoming next installment in the Bond franchise.  This honour has been given to Sam Smith.

The song is called “Writing’s On The Wall”.  The film is out in late Octover in the UK and early November in the US.  The song on the other hand has a release date of  September 25.  It will be available in both a physical and a downloadable version for you to listen to.

Not only has Sam Smith sung the song but he co-wrote the song as well.  Along side with  fellow GRAMMY® Award winner Jimmy Napes.

The press release mentions that “it is the first James Bond theme song recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965.” – The year that Thunderball came out and was sung by a Welsh artist, Tom Jones.

Commenting on the announcement, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of SPECTRE, 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.”

The 23 previous James Bond theme songs make up some of the most memorable movie music of all time. The previous Bond theme song, “Skyfall,” was performed by Adele, and was honored 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.

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra, the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh, the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M. Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny and Q to help him seek out Madeleine Swann, the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White, who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.

As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks.

Shooting into UK cinemas October 26, 2015
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