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Sam Smith Reportedly In Talks to Record Next 'James Bond' Theme Song

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British singer-songwriter Sam Smith is in talks with MGM to record the theme for next year's James Bond film, according to the British tabloid The Sun.  

Music Times reports:

The In the Lonely Hour singer is the lead pick for the Daniel Craig-starring film's theme song, following reports that Adele rejected the initial offer to record the title track. Of course, she was a big part of the 2012 Bond film Skyfall, having recorded the track of the same name.

A source at MGM stated, "Sam is our top choice. He has the profile, cool image and an astonishing voice to record a Bond theme," in the Sun report.

The film, tentatively titled Bond 24, stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, and Rory Kinnear. The film is scheduled for release November 6, 2015. 

And if you missed last week's video for Smith's latest stunning single "I'm Not the Only One," you can check it out AFTER THE JUMP...

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The OXD Mirror: Vocal Bliss From UK Newcomer Moko and More

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BY OCCUPY THE DISCO / JOSH APPELBAUM

Triphop is an often-forgotten subgenre of dance music that fuses breakbeats, soul, funk, and jazz influences.  Artists like Massive Attack and Tricky have established careers by infusing this genre into their production for artists like Bjork, Madonna, and Everything But The Girl.  Moko is a newcomer to the music industry, breaking through in the UK last year by performing with Neneh Cherry on Boiler Room TV and subsequently signing to MTA records in July 2013. 

Moko: 'Ceremony'

The London native got her start singing in church, and spent some time singing in London Community Gospel Choir before finishing university.  'Ceremony' is the second single from her forthcoming sophomore EP, Gold.  Despite being a newcomer, Moko sounds like a seasoned professional, with rich vocals that complement the ebbs and flows of the song's beats.  Her career is set to blow up in the coming months, so be on the watch out for her!

Another banger from Moko, and more new tracks, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Disclosure and Sam Smith Bring 'Latch' to Jimmy Kimmel: VIDEO

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British garage-house duo Disclosure and Sam Smith brought their jazzy hit "Latch" to Jimmy Kimmel last night. "Latch" is currently #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

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Infidelity Starts A Fire In Sam Smith’s ‘I’m Not The Only One’ - VIDEO

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Gay crooner Sam Smith presents a tale of passion, heartbreak and revenge in the video for his song “I’m Not The Only One.”

It’s a heterosexual heartbreak, but with smeared mascara, backroom banging and a Waiting to Exhale moment with wifey-poo burning the cheater’s clothes on the lawn. The video ends on a curious note, making it defy expectations despite its hackneyed plot.

Plus, anyone who has ever felt suspicious or angry over a cheating lover can totally relate.

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Sam Smith's Gorgeous 'I'm Not the Only One' is His Next Single: LISTEN

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We previewed this track back in June but this week Sam Smith announced that it would be his next single.

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Out Brit Singer Sam Smith Gives Revealing Interview on Being Gay, Famous, and Single: VIDEO

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Out British singer Sam Smith, whose album In The Lonely Hour is breaking records, stopped by New York's Fresh 102.7 for a lengthy interview on all kinds of topics, from Gay Pride to Speedos.

Smith tells the hosts that Mary J. Blige and Robyn are the favorite celebs he has met, and he used to sing Norah Jones and Chaka Khan in the car when he was younger. He offers the reasons for his high hair, and wonders why people start giving you things as you become more successful. Smith says he smells dead people in thrift shops, and says that Saturday Night Live changed his life. He also says he pays no attention to internet trolls, and has never having been in a relationship.

With NYC Pride coming up, the hosts asked him about being gay and the advice he would give to someone thinking about coming out. Said Smith:

"Just be yourself and don't make [your sexuality] an issue. If other's around you are making an issue, I understand. Fight for your rights, of course. But, also. Let's make it a normality. To make it equal we kind of need to act equal if you know what I mean...The world is getting better in some places. It's getting worse in some places, but everyone needs to just focus on themselves as individuals and do what makes them happy. And be brave. Listen to my record, it will help (laughs)."

Smith also gives his thoughts on Speedos, facial hair, drunk texting, the World Cup, socks and sandals, one night stands, and feet.

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