Sam Mendes reveals the new James Bond theme song is finished – but who’s recorded it?

The title music for Spectre is recorded and ready to go – but the director is keeping tight-lipped about who sung it

The theme song for Spectre is in the can according to director Sam Mendes. The only Bond mystery now is who recorded it.


The director for the latest James Bond movie told Test Match Special’s Jonathan Agnew that the title song is already recorded. “It’s fantastic and I’m very excited about it,” he said, adding that we “won’t have to wait long” to find out who will follow on from Adele’s Skyfall.

Ellie Goulding is the latest name to be churned out by the Bond rumour mill, with the singer herself adding fuel to the fire on Twitter with this stirring Bond reference earlier in July.

The message came after singer Sam Smith ruled himself out of the Spectre gig, and threw Goulding’s name into the ring. “People seem to think I’m doing it but I have no idea what’s going on,” he said on Capital Radio. “I’m being deadly serious. I think I would know by now. I heard Ellie Goulding was going to do it, it’s definitely not me.”

Smith had been named the previous favourite ahead of the likes of Ed Sheeran, Lana del Ray, Rita Ora and One Direction.

Adele’s theme for Skyfall was revealed at the beginning of October ahead of the movie’s release at the end of the month. Spectre is also set for an October release – on the 26th – so it may be a good few months before we get a proper listen.


Anthony Horowitz is speaking at this year’s Radio Times Festival ahead of his latest James Bond novel Trigger Mortis. Tickets for the event Writing Bond on Sunday 27th September at Hampton Court Palace are available here.

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