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Sam Smith Still Isn't Doing 'Spectre' James Bond Theme Song

by Carolyn Menyes   Sep 4, 2015 10:54 AM EDT

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With a new James Bond movie, Spectre, on the horizon, the topic of the film franchise's latest theme song has been a hot one. Following in the steps of Adele, Jack White with Alicia Keys and Chris Cornell, one of the big names thrown around for the new film soundtrack is Sam Smith. But, in a new interview, the "Lay Me Down" singer denied his involvement in the franchise.

In a new interview with BBC Radio 2 (via NME), Smith said that he's too busy touring and living his life to contribute to the new James Bond soundtrack.

"That's not me. That's definitely not me," he said about who could be doing the new Bond theme. "I've still got loads to do, I've got an Australia tour, but I kind of finish in December which is great, it gives me a chance to be in London, be in my home and go out with my friends."

This isn't the first time that Smith has denied involvement in Spectre. In August 2014, he similarly denied reports that he was working in the movie. Back then, he said, "I have no idea what that was about, and I know as much as you do. You probably know more than me; I didn't even read the article. I think it's something everyone would love to do, but yeah, it was all news to me. I won't say any more on it."

With a fall release date looming (Spectre will be released in the United States on Nov. 6), the soundtrack is still a major question. Two names that have been buzzing and are favored by bookies for the new song include Ellie Goulding and Radiohead.

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