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Sam Smith: James Bond Theme 'Writing's on the Wall' Is Last New Song for a While

 

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Having strongly denied his involvement in the James Bond Spectre theme for quite a while, Sam Smith finally owned up to being the singer behind the soundtrack. However, expect "Writing's on the Wall" to be the last Smith song for a little while. The "Lay Me Down" singer recently announced that it may be quite some time before fans are graced with more new music.

The Spectre theme singer told OK! Magazine that he's still "a bit heartbroken right now" and went on to describe his plans for the future, or lack thereof concerning a followup to 2014's In The Lonely Hour, which sold over 8.5 million copies around the world.  "I'm writing when I want to. So when bad things happen in my life, I'm going into the studio and writing about them," Smith explained.

"I'm excited, but it's not going to be anytime soon. I think people are going to get bored of me if I carry on. I'm just trying to make it the most honest work I've ever done," he said.

The news of Smith's break trails the recently confirmed, Smith-involved Spectre track, which the "I'm Not The Only One" singer called "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," he said.

The announcement was detailed via Radio 1 with Smith divulging further information to presenter Nick Grimshaw, NME notes. "I'm so relieved to actually talk about this, this has been top secret mission of my own," he beamed. "I got called into the office with Barbara Broccoli and Sam Mendes and they gave me the script, I read the script... they said, 'Have a go at the song'."

Smith's own Bond theme, "Writing's On The Wall," drops later this week on Sept. 25. Disclosure are less than a week away from releasing their Settle follow up, Caracal, on the same day with a Smith feature.

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