Paloma Faith Thinks She's "Messed" Up Her Chances to Sing 'Bond' Song
"I've messed it for myself because I've told everyone that I would like to do it."
Paloma Faith's very public campaigning to sing the next James Bond theme may have "messed up" her chances, the singer told the BBC.
Faith, who was recently named the best British female artist at the 2015 Brit Awards, said that she's blown her chances of following Adele because she wasn't "cool" enough in not pretending she didn't want the gig.
"In the industry that I'm in, if you ask for something or you seem like you want something you don't get it," she said.
Faith publicly said it was her dream to follow the likes of Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones and Tina Turner and sing the Bond theme, adding that said she felt like she was "born to do it."
Faith, though, is quite certain she won't be getting the gig: "You're supposed to pretend that you're really cool as a cucumber and stuff just comes to you, but I'm not really that type of person ... But now I've messed it for myself because I've told everyone that I would like to do it."
The singer of the theme for the next Bond film Spectre, which opens on Nov. 6, hasn't been chosen yet, but director Sam Mendes intimated back in December that he knew who would be singing the theme song. The British speculate that Sam Smith is the current frontrunner, but artists such as Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey and Lorde are also thought to be in the running.