Yesterday, we reported that Sam Smith would perform the theme song for the new James Bond film, Spectre. Today, Sony has announced that the song is entitled “Writing’s on the Wall” and that it will be available to purchase and stream on September 25th. That’s a bit of a bummer since reports yesterday said that the song would be available today, but I suppose waiting a few more weeks to listen to Smith’s contribution to the Bond theme song canon isn’t too bad.
Read the full press release below. Spectre opens in UK theaters on October 26th and US theaters on November 6th, and stars Daniel Craig as James Bond, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny, Ralph Fiennes as M, Christoph Waltz as Oberhauser, Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra, David Bautista as Mr. Hinx, Léa Seydoux as Madeleine Swann and Stephanie Sigman as Estrella.
Here’s the press release:
The theme song for SPECTRE will be performed by Sam Smith it was officially announced today. The track, ‘Writing’s On The Wall’, was co-written by Smith and fellow GRAMMY© Award winner Jimmy Napes and it’s the first James Bond theme song recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965.
Commenting on the announcement, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the producers of SPECTRE, said, “Sam and Jimmy have written the most inspirational song for Spectre and with Sam’s extraordinary vocal performance, ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ will surely be considered one of the greatest Bond songs of all time.”
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 and be available to purchase and stream on September 25.