Releasing “Writing’s on the wall”, Sam Smith is now the first British male solo singer of a James Bond theme song since 1965. Stream the song’s debut on Britain’s Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw here.

Writing’s on the Wall was co-written by Smith and fellow Grammy Award winner Jimmy Nape. “It’s the quickest I’ve ever written a song,” says Smith. “It took 20 minutes – and they loved it. I love the song so much.”Sam Smith Spectre Writing's on the wall

Since the James Bond franchise’s 2006 reboot, theme songs have been recorded by Chris Cornell, Alicia Keys & Jack White, and Adele. Buy Smith’s Writing’s on the Wall on iTunes.

In other news

Remember this Star Wars: The Force Awakens featurette that got fans excited while sending shivers down my spine, nostalgia into my bones, and tears towards my eyes?

It looks like the James Bond guys are trying to ride the same wave with their newest Spectre video blog. They’re highlighting the “fact” (true for everything since 2006’s Casino Royale, but maybe-not-so-true for Die Another Day) that “The tradition for Bond is always real stunts, real action, real explosions.” Still, the video has enough to get me excited for the thrilling, real action sequences in the upcoming Bond adventure…

Spectre is the upcoming 24th film in the long-running James Bond franchise. A cryptic message from the past leads James Bond (Daniel Craig) to Mexico City and Rome, where he meets the beautiful widow (Monica Bellucci) of an infamous criminal. After infiltrating a secret meeting, 007 uncovers the existence of the sinister organization SPECTRE. Needing the help of the daughter of an old nemesis, he embarks on a mission to find her. As Bond ventures toward the heart of SPECTRE, he discovers a chilling connection between himself and the enemy (Christoph Waltz) he seeks.

Spectre is scheduled to be released on 6 November 2015.

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