Along with beautiful women, colorful villains, and vodka martinis, a kick-ass theme song is a trademark of any Bond movie, and now Spectre finally has one. Sony has officially announced Sam Smith as the singer of the next Bond theme, titled “Writing’s on the Wall.” Get all the details on the new Spectre theme after the jump.
The Spectre theme song was officially announced this morning on the James Bond Twitter feed.
— James Bond (@007) September 8, 2015
Smith, who had dropped a big hint yesterday, followed up today with release details on his own Twitter account.
— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) September 7, 2015
— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) September 8, 2015
Smith has been the subject of Spectre theme speculation for over a year, though he has denied any involvement in the movie. (Other artists rumored at various points included Ellie Goulding, Radiohead, and Lana Del Rey.) In retrospect, he seems like an obvious pick, as a hugely popular British singer with a killer voice. Hey, that formula worked out pretty well for them with Adele’s “Skyfall.”
Spectre arrives October 26 in the U.K. and November 6 in the U.S. The Spectre theme, “Writing’s on the Wall,” will debut September 25.
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