LISTEN: Sam Smith’s Bond theme ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ released

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Sam Smith has officially unveiled the new James Bond theme.

The star premièred ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ earlier today (September 25) as the lead song for upcoming film Spectre – and it can be streamed right now.

LISTEN: Sam Smith’s Bond theme ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ released

The singer follows a long line of iconic singers to record a theme for the spy films – following in the footsteps of Shirley Bassey, Adele and Madonna.

He revealed he would be singing the song earlier this month.

“I love the song so much… it’s the quickest I’ve ever written a song – it took 20 minutes… and [the Bond producers] loved it!”

“This is one of the highlights of my career.
“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’m so relieved to actually talk about this, this has been a top secret mission of my own.”

The singer, who came out as gay last year, previously joked that he enjoys the idea of people who oppose LGBT rights listening to his music.

He said that he has fans who still have no idea about his sexuality, which is not overtly referenced in his music, adding: “I like the idea that there may be homophobic guys who listen to my record and they have no clue that I’m gay!”

LISTEN: Sam Smith’s Bond theme ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ released

Smith does not explicitly refer to a male love interest in his music, explaining previously: “I don’t want to limit to just one community.

I want to reach everyone, gay people, lesbians, transsexuals, straight people, Catholics, anyone.”

‘Spectre’ will be released on October 26.

Listen to the full track below:

(BBC Radio 1)