Openly gay singer Sam Smith has not only scooped the coveted new James Bond theme song but has also been honoured by GQ magazine.
After denying the rumours just last week, Sam confirmed on Tuesday that he had indeed recorded a track, titled Writing’s on the Wall, for the upcoming Bond film Spectre.
The Grammy-winning artist revealed to Radio 1’s Nick Grimshaw that the process of writing and recording the song had “been a top secret mission of my own.”
Released later this month, it will be the first Bond theme sung by a British male star since Tom Jones in 1965
In an interview with The Sun, the 23-year-old said: “For me it’s about making the most timeless songs that will last forever. I’ve given it a good fucking shot. I love the song.”
Also this week, Sam was honoured as the solo artist of the year at the GQ Men Of The Year Awards in London.
“It’s a big deal for me because suddenly I feel sexy,” the dramatically slimmed down Sam said at the ceremony. “I feel like people want to look at me. I’m single and tonight is the night we find the man to inspire the next album,” he joked.
There’s still no news on when that next album might see the light of day, the star telling the BBC: “I’m writing when I want to, so when bad thing happen in my life I’m going into the studio and writing about it.”