October 5, 2015 / 11:07 AM / 4 years ago

Sam Smith video for Bond theme 'Writing's On The Wall' released

British singer Sam Smith performs during the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada September 18, 2015. REUTERS/Steve Marcus - RTS1TVG

LONDON (Reuters) - Grammy Award winner Sam Smith released the video for his theme song for the new James Bond film “Spectre” on Monday, days after the ballad became the first 007 title track to top the British pop charts.

The song “Writing’s On The Wall” went straight to the top of the British charts last week.

The video shows snippets of the film featuring Bond actor Daniel Craig, Italian actress Monica Bellucci and French actress Lea Seydoux.

Smith, 23, is the first British male solo artist to record a Bond song since Tom Jones’ “Thunderball” track in 1965.

He co-wrote the single with fellow Grammy Award winner Jimmy Napes, with whom he worked on his best-selling 2014 debut album “In the Lonely Hour”.

“Specter” opens on Oct. 26 in British cinemas and on Nov. 6 in the United States.

Reporting By Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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