After much deliberation and back-and-forth on the matter, it’s been confirmed that British singer-songwriter Sam Smith will indeed perform the theme song to Sam Mendes’ Spectre – and it’ll be unveiled tomorrow.
From Radiohead to Ellie Goulding, reports were coming in thick and fast about the act who would succeed Adele in the role, though HitFix reaffirms that the award-winning artist will pick up the torch.
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Taking to Twitter to confirm the news in stylish fashion, Smith posted a picture of what we assume to the singer wearing a silver ring emblazioned with the octopus logo that represents Spectre – Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.
— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) September 7, 2015
Adele’s rendition of Skyfall will undoubtedly be a difficult act to follow, though we’re intrigued to see how Smith’s theme song meshes with the tone of Mendes’ follow-up. It’s emblematic of Spectre as a whole, with Daniel Craig himself acknowledging the film’s sky-high expectations only a week ago. In 2012, Skyfall pulled in a franchise high of $1 billion at the worldwide box office, earning stellar reviews to boot. Can Mendes’ latest build on this success? Time will tell.
News of Smith landing the gig arrives on the heels of new posters being debuted for the spy sequel, which each pay homage to the Dias de los Muertos given that the Mexican festival will feature prominently in what we assume will be the pre-credits action sequence. Each poster showcased Daniel Craig sporting a very retro, ice-white dinner jacket, while Lea Seydoux’s Madeleine Swann also featured in the second.
Spectre opens on November 6.
In Spectre, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. Sam Mendes returns to direct SPECTRE, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. SPECTRE is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, from a script by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.