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Sam Smith records new Bond theme

By | Published on Tuesday 8 September 2015

Sam Smith

Sam Smith has confirmed this morning that he’s recorded the theme song for the new James Bond film ‘Spectre’. Even though he denied that he was doing any such thing just a few months ago. Which I think makes the story here that Sam Smith is a massive liar.

Excitement/disappointment began to build yesterday when Smith tweeted a picture of a ring sporting the film’s logo. Of course, it could have meant that he’s just a big Bond fan. Or that he has a ring with a logo on it that looks a bit like one from a Bond film. Or maybe it was just a random picture he found and liked so much that he wanted to tweet it. But people do love to come up with tenuous theories, which they can then feel smug about on the rare occasions they’re correct.

Tweeting less ambiguously this morning, and noting all the previous Bond song singers, Smith wrote: “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. 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, titled ‘Writing’s On The Wall’, is set to have its grand premiere on 25 Sep, ahead of the film’s release on 23 Oct. But in June, massive liar Smith told Capital FM that he “definitely” wasn’t recording the next Bond song and that he thought Ellie Goulding was doing it. Then in July she posted a picture of herself outside Abbey Road Studios, which a lot of people took as confirmation of that fact.

And there was another theory doing the rounds more recently than that. Composer Robert Ziegler posted a load of photos of Radiohead in the studio on Saturday, before promptly deleting them. And because the concept of Radiohead recording a new album isn’t enough for some people, many began proposing that one shot of an orchestra could mean that they were doing the Bond theme.

Well, bad luck idiots. Sam Smith is, has been, and will always be the singer of the ‘Spectre’ theme. Radiohead are just recording another stupid, boring album, like anyone could do.