Listen to Sam Smith's 'Spectre' Theme

Sam Smith

"Writing's on the Wall" is the first James Bond theme song to be recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965.

The Spectre theme has finally landed.

After the initial speculation over who would be doing the honors — Ellie Goulding? Lana Del Rey? Ed Sheeran? Adele, again? — and the revelation that it was indeed the bookmakers' favorite from the start, Sam Smith's song for the upcoming 24th James Bond film was released Friday morning London time.

Written by Smith and Jimmy Napes, with production work by the British dance duo Disclosure (who gave Smith his breakthrough with the 2012 track "Latch"), "Writing's on the Wall" becomes the first Bond theme to be recorded by a British male solo artist since 1965.

Many now expect it to be the first to go to the No. 1 spot on the U.K. singles charts, although Smith will be up against 007's arch nemesis ... Justin Bieber.

Spectre opens nationwide in the U.K. on Oct. 26 and in the U.S. Nov. 6.

Hear "Writing's on the Wall" below.

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