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Sam Smith: Singing 'Spectre' song is career highlight

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 01:35

British singer Sam Smith reveals secrets behind singing the theme song to the new Bond movie 'Spectre'. Rollo Ross reports.

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James Bond is the most high profile secret agent in the world and like the character, the films are shrouded in mystery. Now, one of the classified details about the new movie 'Spectre' has been revealed - British singer songwriter Sam Smith is performing the theme tune. SOUNDBITE singer Sam Smith, saying (English): "It was hard actually. I think it was harder than normal because everyone kind of guessed at the beginning and said it was going to be me and I had to just be really good at lying." But can he tell us any details about the title track? SOUNDBITE singer Sam Smith, saying (English): "Song is called 'Writings on the Wall' and I can't because that would give away the script and the story of the film - I will be shot right now if it happens." However, one thing he was permitted to say was it's not a departure from his usual style. SOUNDBITE singer Sam Smith, saying (English): "I wanted to inject as much me as I could into the song and then dress it in a Bond way if you know what I mean, I sing love songs that what I sing and that's what I wanted to do - I wanted to write a huge love song." Following in the footsteps of Adele, who won an Oscar for 'Skyfall', Madonna, Tom Jones and of course, Shirley Bassey, might have its benefits, according to Smith. SOUNDBITE singer Sam Smith, saying (English): "Now hopefully me and Shirley can have a coffee." Smith won four Grammys and two Brit Awards with his debut album 'In the Lonely Hour'. SOUNDBITE singer Sam Smith, saying (English): "The most important thing to me as an artist is longevity and sticking around and Bond is the most timeless thing you can do so even if everything fails with my second album I can still always be on that wikipedia page." Bond fans will be able to get their first hit of 'Writing's On The Wall' on September 25.

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Sam Smith: Singing 'Spectre' song is career highlight

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 - 01:35