Movie News: Sam Smith to Shake and Stir the Theme Song Up for ‘SPECTRE’


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There have been plenty of rumors circulating over the past few months as to who would sing the theme for the 24th James Bond installment, SPECTRE. It was even teased yesterday on Instagram. However, now it has been confirmed that Sam Smith will perform the theme, titled “Writing’s on the Wall.” The track will be made available through Capitol Records to purchase and stream later this month (September 25).

The previous theme song from SKYFALL was performed by Adele and it went on to receive an Academy Award for “Best Original Song” as well as the Grammy for “Best Song Written for Visual Media.” With Smith’s talents, he could be just as well off.

Official Press Release Quotes:

“[Smith] and [Jimmy Napes] have written the most inspirational song for SPECTRE and with [Smith’s] extraordinary vocal performance, ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ will surely be considered one of the greatest Bond songs of all-time,” said SPECTRE producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

While Smith added, “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.”

SPECTRE will hit theaters on November 6.

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Preston Barta

Hello, there! My name is Preston Barta, and I am the features editor of Fresh Fiction and senior film critic at the Denton Record-Chronicle. My cinematic love story began where I was born: off planet on the isolated desert world of the Jakku system. It's there I passed the time scavenging for loose parts with my good friend Rey. One day I found an old film projector and a dusty reel of the 1975 film JAWS. It rocked my world so much that I left my kinfolk in the rearview (I so miss their morning cups of green milk) to pursue my dreams of writing about film. It wasn't long until I met two gents who said they would give me a lift. I can't recall their names, but one was an older man who liked to point a lot and the other was a tall, hairy fella. They got me as far as one of Jupiter's moons where we crossed paths with the U.S.S. Enterprise. Some pointy-eared bastard said I was clear to come aboard. He saw that I was clutching my beloved shark movie and invited me to the "moving pictures room" where he was screening the 1993 film JURASSIC PARK to his crew. He said my life would be much more prosperous if I were familiar with more work by the god named Steven Spielberg. From there, my love for cinema blossomed. Once we reached planet Earth, everything changed. I found the small town of Denton, TX, and was welcomed into the Barta family. They showed me the writings of local film critic Boo Allen. He became my hero and caused me to chase a degree in film and journalism. After my studies at graduate of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, I met some film critics who showed me the ropes and got me into my first press screening: 2011's THE GREEN LANTERN. Don't worry; I recovered just fine. MAD MAX: FURY ROAD was only four years away.