Sam Smith confirmed he is singing the theme song for the new James Bond movie, ‘Spectre’ in an interview on Today Show which also saw him opening up about his remarkable 50-pound weight Loss, as well as his recovery from vocal cord surgery.
The multi-Grammy winning British soul singer Sam Smith dropped a hint on social media a day before the official announcement. And naturally such hints not only go viral but are assumed to be fact; after all, it would create quite a backlash for an artist of his stature to make such a false claim!
So it was no surprise that in the exclusive interview on Today Show with Natalie Morales he confirmed the news that yes, he’s singing the theme song for the new James Bond movie ‘Spectre.’
Smiths said of the honor, “It feels very weird to me to be able to do it. It’s been a dream of mine for a long, long time.”
And not only is it an honor, but for him a marker also of his recovery, as he had vocal chord surgery earlier this year which has sidelined him and forced him to cancel several concerts.
He spoke of his recovery, saying, “It’s been a struggle to get through. I’ve got to plan longer resting breaks in between shows.”
He also spoke of the challenges of singing with his falsetto voice, and said, “It’s all feeling good. But I just need to stop writing songs that are too high to sing.”
And the other hot topic we find when we think of Sam Smith is his exemplary physical transformation, and he did also speak about his 50-pound weight loss which he has been documenting on Instagram and praising the nutritionist Amelia Freer, author of Eat. Nourish. Glow., for her guidance.
He said in the interview, “”My relationship with food has just completely changed. During the process of this album, I just was getting bigger and bigger and bigger.”
He went on to speak of how being bullied as a teen impacted him. He said, ” When someone calls you ‘gay,’ there’s not much you can do about that because I am. Whereas, if someone calls you fat, there is something you can do about that.”
Despite adopting now a healthier food fare, he also admitted he has a lingering guilty pleasure, saying, “I went to bed last night dreaming of tuna melts. I love food.”
See the full interview along with Sam Smith’s before-and-after weight loss photos and the ‘Spectre’ announcement below!
This is one of the highlights of my career. I am honoured to finally announce that I will be singing the next Bond theme song. 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. I hope you all enjoy the song as much as I enjoyed making it. You can pre-order 'Writing’s On The Wall' on CD or vinyl using the link on my profile, or on iTunes from midnight.
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