British singing sensation, Sam Smith, makes his own mark on a storied history as he joins the ranks of artists who have fronted the theme song for a James Bond film. The first solo male British artist in 50 years to take the leading track since Tom Jones recorded his version, Sam follows Adele’s “Skyfall” with his Disclosure-produced Specture theme song, “Writing On The Wall.”
Smith told NPR, “I tried to put myself in the shoes of Bond. My music is a diary and it’s a recap of my life, and I wanted to bring that kind of honesty.”
Though he’s longed for years to be the voice crooning over one of those iconic title sequences, Smith says someone else in his life might be even more excited: His uncle Terry, who was diagnosed with brain damage at birth, is also a James Bond superfan.
“He’s got every single poster, every single figurine,” Smith says. “I just thought, how incredible that would be for him, and for the family and stuff, to do that theme song. It would be amazing. I’m not sure he even knows yet that I’m properly doing it. But I’m gonna bring him to the premiere.”
Spectre is out November 6 in the U.S.