Sam Smith thinks singing the theme song for the upcoming James Bond film, “Spectre,” is the “classiest” thing he could do.
“For me, the most timeless thing you can do outside of making your own records in terms of film or anything, is Bond,” Smith said in a new video released by the official James Bond YouTube channel. “It’s the most timeless, classiest thing to me there is to do.”
He also discussed how he came to perform the single, saying that he sent an email to his agents in America, which was “probably the cockiest email in the world,” and asked whether he could do the Bond theme song. The next thing he knew, he was meeting with producer Barbara Broccoli and director Sam Mendes.
“What we kept thinking about through the whole process was what you said to me in our first meeting,” Smith said while talking to Mendes in the video. “Which is, we want to write the greatest love song.”
“It’s really important that you have a song that matches the tone and the feeling of the film,” Broccoli said. “And Sam Smith — we couldn’t have picked anyone better.”
She added that Smith’s theme song is the best one so far, even surpassing Adele’s “Skyfall.”
“I think it will go down as being one of the greatest Bond songs in history,” she proclaimed.
“Spectre” hits theaters Nov. 6.