Rumor has it a returning artist will be performing the theme to SPECTRE in a historic big first for the franchise.
According to the Daily Star, Adele (who won an Academy Award for Skyfall), will be the first song writer to record back-to-back Bond themes after her turn with 2012’s Skyfall.
How likely is this?
It wouldn’t be surprising. Daniel Craig’s Bond films have shown they’re not afraid of continuity. After all, Quantum of Solace was a direct sequel to Casino Royale, picking up mere minutes after the last film ended. Furthermore, Adele’s song for Skyfall was very critically praised and in addition to winning an Academy Award, also won a Golden Globe and a BRIT.
Are there any other names in contention for the theme?
A few other artists are reportedly up for the job, yes. According to the Daily Star, the other names are Sam Smith, Lana Del Rey, Lorde, and Faith. Adele, however, is apparently the front runner for the gig despite the fact Sam Smith was also a rumored favorite.
Has there ever been a returning singer for a James Bond theme?
Yes, but never in a back-to-back film. Dame Shirley Bassey recording the theme songs for Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, and Moonraker. She also collaborated with composer David Arnold on the theme song for Quantum of Solace, but the film ultimately used the song “Another Way To Die” by Jack White and Alicia Keys.
When will I be able to see SPECTRE?
SPECTRE is due for release on November 6th. You can see the teaser trailer below: