Sam Smith confirmed for SPECTRE theme

After months of speculation it has finally been revealed this morning that Sam Smith has recorded the theme to SPECTRE.

Sam Smith - Writing's on the wll - SPECTRE

Although he has denied it on multiple occasions EON Productions confirmed the choice of singer via social media and the official 007 website after Smith teased fans on twitter with a photo of him wearing a ring with the SPECTRE octopus logo.

Previously Smith had suggested Ellie Goulding would record the theme, a rumour further fuelled when she tweeted “live and let die” from the recording studio. And what about the £15,000 wager on Radiohead that resulted in bookies refusing to accept further bets on Thom Yorke’s band?

The track is called Writing’s On The Wall, which was was co-written by Smith and fellow GRAMMY Award winner Jimmy Napes. It is the first Bond theme recorded by a British male solo artist since Tom Jones recorded Thunderball in 1965.

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 song will debut on 25th September, when it will also be available to buy.


David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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One Response to “Sam Smith confirmed for SPECTRE theme”

  • Agent 7F

    Well not first male singer. The Casino Royale With Chris Cornell singer you know my name. Jack white Alicia Stone for Quantum of Solace singing another way to die. Last time Skyfall alde singing the title.