Sam Smith Confirms He's Singing the James Bond 'Spectre' Theme Song!

by Alex Ungerman 1:19 AM PDT, September 08, 2015
Photo: Instagram

After Sam Smith posted a cryptic Instagram on Monday that led to speculation that he'd be singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond movie Spectre, the 23-year-old singer confirmed the news via Twitter on Tuesday morning.

"This is one of the highlights of my career," Smith wrote. "I am honoured to finally announce that I will be singing the next Bond theme song."

The song is titled "Writing on the Wall" and is to be released October 26.

He later Instagrammed: "Practicing to be the best Bond girl I can be."

Practising to be the best Bond girl I can be

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Sam Smith sparked speculation that he was joining the James Bond franchise when he posted a photo to Instagram on Monday, wearing a ring bearing the iconic octopus logo, that in James Bond lore identifies members of the criminal organization SPECTRE, from which the upcoming film takes its name.

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The film, which is directed by Sam Mendes and hits theaters Nov. 6, certainly found a powerhouse voice to follow-up Adele's Oscar-winning theme for Skyfall.

It's a big move for a movie that already appears to be taking a back-to-basics approach for the new release.

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