Looks Like Sam Smith Is Singing The James Bond Spectre Theme Song

With the release of the new James Bond movie, Spectre, only a couple of months away, speculation as to who might be singing the new theme song is rising — which makes a nice break from the frequently controversial debates over who the next 007 could/should be. Candidates include Lana Del Rey, Lorde, Ed Sheeran (ugh), and a returning Adele, but the smart money seems to be on chart-topping pop balladeer Sam Smith. Although he’s repeatedly denied rumors of his involvement — just this week, he told BBC Radio 2 “That’s definitely not me” — he’s now dropped a pretty major hint that it is in fact him. Today, the singer tweeted and Instagrammed a black-and-white photo of his hand, identified by the tattoo, wearing a ring emblazoned with the octopus symbol for SPECTRE, the long-running Bond crime syndicate set to make its first appearance in the modern films with Spectre. Check it out below.

The theme song is set to be released tomorrow, so we shouldn’t have to wait too long to find out for sure.

UPDATE 9/8: It’s official now. Smith confirmed this morning on Twitter that he is indeed singing the theme song to Spectre. It’s called “Writing’s On The Wall,” and Smith wrote it with frequent collaborator Jimmy Napes. Disclosure provided some additional production. The single will be out 9/25. Here’s the string of Tweets about it: