The 007 Bond film 'Spectre' is set for release on November 6
Paloma Faith has said that she believes she was “born” to sing the James Bond theme but has blown her chance by making her interest known.
Speaking via BBC News, the Londoner discussed how much she would like to record the theme for the next Bond film, Spectre, even though Sam Smith is the favourite to front the track. “I feel like I was born to do it,” she said.
However, she added that she fears she may not be asked, as she is too keen. “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,” she said yesterday during a demo for International Womens Day in London. “But now I’ve messed it for myself because I’ve told everyone that I would like to do it.”
Smith is currently the favourite to follow Adele’s Skyfall theme, but Ed Sheeran, Lorde and Lana Del Rey have also been mooted. Spectre is set for release on November 7.
Last week left-wing writer and activist Owen Jones was announced as the support act for Paloma Faith‘s upcoming shows. Faith reportedly asked Jones to speak before her performances in London and Brighton due to a fear that her fans may be planning to vote UKIP in the general election.
Jones, author of the books Chavs and The Establishment and a prominent socialist campaigner and commentator, said the singer got in touch with him to ask if he was interested in the gig. “We went for a coffee, and she was really nice. She’s politically engaged, politically interested. I guess she has fears about the rise of UKIP, and she’s worried some of her fans are turning to UKIP and she’s kind of interested in the old tradition, that used to be more commonplace in the ’70s and ’80s, of music and politics linking up,” he told Time Out.
Paloma Faith has previously spoken out about her socialist ideals and said she wouldn’t allow David Cameron to come to one her shows. The singer also recently said that women in music are being ‘suppressed’ and questioned her lack of Brit Awards nominations. The singer won the Best Female award at this year’s ceremony.