"I think people might get bored of me if I carry on"
Sam Smith has admitted it may be quite some time before he releases more music.
The Spectre theme singer, who vehemently denied his involvement in the Bond theme over an extended period of time, told OK! Magazine that he’s still “a bit heartbroken right now”. He went on to expand on his plans – or lack of – for a follow-up to 2014’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’, which has sold in excess of 8.5 million copies worldwide:
“I’m writing when I want to. So when bad things happen in my life, I’m going into the studio and writing about them,” Smith said.
“I’m excited, but it’s not going to be anytime soon. I think people are going to get bored of me if I carry on. I’m just trying to make it the most honest work I’ve ever done.”
The news comes just a couple of weeks after the announcement of Smith’s Spectre track. On the announcement of the theme, he said:
“This is one of the highlights of my career. I am so excited to be a part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible line-up of some of my biggest musical inspirations.”
The announcement was made on Radio 1, with Smith told presenter Nick Grimshaw: “I’m so relieved to actually talk about this, this has been top secret mission of my own.”
“I got called into the office with Barbara Broccoli and Sam Mendes and they gave me the script, I read the script… they said, ‘Have a go at the song’.”
“It’s the quickest I’ve ever written a song – it took 20 minutes – and they loved it! I love the song so much”.
Smith’s Bond theme ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ comes out this week, September 25.