It has definitely been a good year for British singer Sam Smith. With a chart-topping debut album and several nominations bagged in time for the MTV Video Music Awards, the singer is reported to be currently in negotiations to record the soundtrack for the next James Bond film.
Sam Smith is reportedly set to follow in the footsteps of Adele and Madonna by recording the next James Bond theme. According to The Sun, the Stay With Me singer is in talks with movie bosses to perform the soundtrack for the next 007 flick, Bond 24, which is due for release next year.
A source at studio MGM told the tabloid: “Sam is our top choice. He has the profile, cool image and astonishing voice to record a Bond theme. And there is only so long we can hold out for Adele. Daniel Craig was pushing for her because she did such a great job last time around. But from her perspective, how can she better what she did with Skyfall? She won an Oscar, Bafta, Golden Globe and had a global number one.”
According to reports, bosses think it would be great to have another British male singer perform the track and 22-year-old Londoner Sam would be perfect for the role, after his debut album, In The Lonely Hour, became a chart success both in the UK and the US when it was released in May.
Do you think Sam Smith should record the tune?
If Sam Smith should record the tune he would become the first British male soloist to do so since Tom Jones stepped up to the plate for 1965’s Thunderball.
Take a listen to the last Bond theme song by Adele below as well as Sam Smith’s hit song ‘Stay With Me’: