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- WRITING’S ON THE WALL
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Sam Smith has recorded the theme song for upcoming James Bond movie Spectre.
The track is called Writing’s on the Wall and will be released on 25 September. Smith said: “This is one of the highlights of my career.”
“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.”
But, revealing his involvement on Tuesday, he told Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw: “I’m so relieved to actually talk about this, this has been a top secret mission of my own.”
He said he recorded the track in January.
“I got called into the office with Barbara Broccoli and Sam Mendes and they gave me the script, I read the script… they said ‘have a go at the song’.
“It’s the quickest I’ve ever written a song – it took 20 minutes… and they loved it!”
“I love the song so much,” he added.
Smith has co-written the title song with fellow Grammy award winner Jimmy Napes, who worked with him on the number one hits Stay With Me and La La La.
Dance act Disclosure – who gave Smith his big break on the single Latch – tweeted that they had “added some additional production” to the song.
It is the first James Bond theme song recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965.