His name is Smith, Sam Smith, and he’s singing for Bond, James Bond. Smith has shared “Writing’s On the Wall”, the theme song for the forthcoming Bond film Spectre. Listen below.
With this release, the R&B crooner becomes the first solo British male performer to sing a Bond theme since Tom Jones recorded “Thunderball” in 1965. Though, Smith did receive some assistance from Jimmy Napes and Disclosure, who produced the track.
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Set to infiltrate US theaters on November 6th, Spectre sees Daniel Craig reprising his role as MI6’s greatest secret agent for the fourth and possibly final time. He’ll once again be joined alongside by Ralph Fiennes (M), Naomie Harris (Moneypenny), Ben Whishaw (Q), and Rory Kinnear (Tanner). New additions to the Bond universe include Christoph Waltz as the film’s primary antagonist, Oberhause, as well as Andrew Scott (Denbigh), Dave Bautista (Mr. Hinx), Monica Bellucci (Lucia Sciarra), and Léa Seydoux (Madeleine Swann). Sam Mendes served as director.
The film sees Bond going up against SPECTRE, a criminal organization that’s sort of like the Hyrda to British Intelligence’s S.H.I.E.L.D. See what that means by watching the trailer below.