British music paper NME is reporting on a story that appeared in The Sun stating Adele has turned down the opportunity to record the theme to Bond 24 and the producers are looking at other choices that include Sam Smith.
The Mirror seems to be the first to put forward Smith as a likely choice, although their article lacked credibility. Many media outlets have now repeated the story, although I hadn’t seen the angle on Adele; either it wasn’t in the Mirror piece, or I skimmed the article and missed it.
However, even if Smith is talking to MGM/Eon Productions it is by no means a done deal and it is may simply be a fabricated story by Smith’s management team to help publicise him. After all, prior to this I’d never heard of him (which doesn’t mean much).
What do you think of this story?