Looks Like Sam Smith’s Tackling The SPECTRE Theme Song, After All

Sorry, anyone who had money on Ellie Goulding.

Last night, Hitfix's Drew McWeeny revealed that the theme song for Spectre would be revealed on Tuesday morning, and Bond nerds everywhere were...well, maybe not atwitter with the news, per se (fans were expecting some sort of announcement on Tuesday, and a theme song reveal seemed the most likely candidate), but they certainly seemed happy to have something concrete to look forward to.

For the past few months, the prevailing belief has been that Ellie Goulding would be handling theme song duties on this, the 24th entry in the James Bond franchise, with Radiohead and Sam Smith being outlier candidates for the gig. British bookies had Smith for the job back in July, but after explicitly denying the rumors ("People seem to think I’m doing it but I have no idea what’s going on. I’m being deadly serious. I think I would know by now. I heard Ellie Goulding was going to do it, it’s definitely not me”), he seemed like a longshot. As of two hours ago, the race seemed to be down to Radiohead and Goulding.

And then, just this morning, Smith Tweeted out this image:

This is an interesting development! Was Smith bullshitting us all along? Is he further toying with fans? Did he actually record the theme for Spectre (and will it sound suspiciously like a Tom Petty tune)? We'll find out for sure when Sony makes their announcement tomorrow morning. In the meantime, celebrate or rage against this development in the comments below. 

Note: Phil really should've been the guy to write this post up, but he's out getting his suits waxed in anticipation of Fantastic Fest.