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This Electric Picnic headliner is singing the next James Bond theme

Sam Smith will be the first British male solo artist to record a James Bond theme song since 1965.

UK SINGER SAM Smith has recorded the theme song for the next James Bond movie.

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The 23-year-old – who played the Electric Picnic festival in Laois on Saturday – took to Twitter to break the news which he described as “one of the highlights of my career”.

Speaking to Nick Grimshaw on BBC Radio 1, he said: “I’m so relieved to actually talk about this, this has been a top secret mission of my own.

I got called into the office with Barbara Broccoli and Sam Mendes and they gave me the script, I read the script… they said ‘have a go at the song’.

He said it only took himself and Jimmy Napes 20 minutes to write the song ‘Writing’s On The Wall’, which was was recorded back in January.

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This is the first James Bond theme song to be recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965.

The film, ‘SPECTRE’, starring Daniel Craig, will be released on 26 October. It will be the 24th movie in the franchise.

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